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30 Jul, 2008 09:20

2 dead, 5 injured in Russian car bomb

Two policemen have been killed, and at least five other people including a child, wounded in a massive explosion in Nazran, a city in Russia's southern Republic of Ingushetia. At least 15 vehicles were destroyed by fire

The explosion reportedly happened at 09:30 a.m. Moscow time (UTC+3).

It's reported the device contained up to10 kilogrammes of explosives and had metal fragments. It was planted in a car parked near the Ingush Interior Ministry, across the road from a gas distribution facility.

The blaze has now been extinguished, and emergency services are at the scene.

A criminal investigation has been launched into the incident.