Friday, February 25, 2011

12 Wounded During Islamist Attack on Provincial Capital in Caucusus

MOSCOW — Russian media say 12 police were wounded during an Islamist attack on a provincial capital in the volatile Caucasus region.

The Itar Tass news agency said Friday militants launched grenades on a regional security agency, a hospital and a hotel in Nalchik, the capital of the Kabardino-Balkariya province. No one was wounded in the attack, it said.

The Interfax agency reported 12 police officers were wounded by the militants at two traffic police stations outside Nalchik.

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