A suicide bomber injured at least three police officers on Friday evening as an anti-terrorist operation continues in the Dagestani capital of Makhachkala, a police source said.
“An unknown person blew himself up in the area cordoned by law enforcement officers. Between three and four people were injured,” the source said.
There is as yet no information on the severity of the injuries.
Russia’s National Antiterrorism Committee said earlier on Friday evening that two militants and two officers had been killed during the special operation.
“Law enforcement forces were carrying out an evacuation of nearby homes before the active phase of the operation when the criminals began firing wildly and throwing grenades,” the committee statement said.
It also said that a number of officers had been injured.
Militant attacks are frequent in volatile Dagestan, as well as in nearby Ingushetia.
MAKHACHKALA, September 24 (RIA Novosti)