MOSCOW-(MaraviPost)-An unidentified man on Friday December 11 injured at least six police officers in Russia’s North Caucasus region of Karachay-Cherkessia after he blew himself up.
The country’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee disclosed the news on Friday in a statement.
Reports revealed that the suicide bomber tried to break into an area where police were conducting searches and triggered the bomb when they tried to arrest him around 09:00 GMT in the village of Uchkeken.
According to Daily Mail reports, the bomb was detonated outside the office of Federal Security Service and no civilian was injured in the attack and the officials are trying to find out the identity of the perpetrator who died at the scene.
Although attacks on police decreased in recent years in the North Caucasus, Moscow remains in conflict with militants from across the region.
In the 1990s Moscow fought two brutal wars against separatists in Chechnya, a neighbouring North Caucasus region to Karachay-Cherkessia.
Karachai-Cherkessia is one of several autonomous republics making up Russia’s restive, mostly Muslim-populated North Caucasus, which has long been plagued by criminal violence and Islamic radicals who have mounted frequent attacks against police, public officials, and moderate Muslims in the region.
However, rights activists have criticized security officials and police in the region — which also includes the volatile republics of Chechnya, Daghestan, Ingushetia, and Kabardino-Balkaria — for abuse of power, human rights violations, fabricating criminal cases, torture, and extrajudicial killings.