Blast on minibus in Dagestan: one dead, eight injured
An explosion occurred at about 11.20 a.m. Moscow time (7.20 GMT) on a passenger minibus.
The bus was full carrying 15 passengers. One woman was killed, and eight others injured – three of them hospitalised. One person remains in a critical condition.
According to the local police, the incident is currently being classified as a terrorist attack.
A source close to the investigation said a woman travelling on the minibus was wearing an explosive belt and detonated it when the minibus was close to a police checkpoint.
The regional police said the suicide bomber may have wanted to kill police officers at the checkpoint, but something went wrong and the bomb detonated earlier.