Bomb killing police officer in Derbent equivalent to 20 kilos of TNT - Interior Ministry

The homemade bomb the explosion of which killed a police officer in Derbent was equivalent to 20 kilos of TNT, Interfax was told at the press service of the Interior Ministry for Dagestan.

The bomb was planted in a VAZ-2109 car parked in Agasiyev Avenue and went off at 11 p.m. on Saturday when a Lada Priora with the police officer behind the wheel was driving by.

"As a result of the explosion the police officer died on the spot and windows were broken in several houses wounding two local residents. They were taken to hospital, rendered medical assistance and discharged," a press officer said.

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