Town in Russia’s Stavropol region hit by suicide attack

Town in Russia’s Stavropol region hit by suicide attack

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Three militants, including one suicide bomber, have attacked a police station in southern Russia.
Russian media, citing regional police, said no police officers or civilians were killed in the attack on April 11 in the town of Novoselitskoye in the Stavropol region.ukraine_crimea_russia_mapA spokesman for the Interior Ministry in Stavropol told the Reuters news agency that one of the attackers blew himself up and two others were killed by security forces.
The identity of the militants was not yet clear.
The Stavropol region is close to the North Caucasus, where an Islamic insurgency has simmered for years.
The Interior Ministry spokesman told Reuters that the authorities had responded to the attack by activating the “Fortress Plan,” which meant police had been put on a higher state of military-style readiness.
An eyewitness video on the Lifenews.ru news portal filmed at what it said was the scene of the attack showed the blackened entrance to the police station and assorted debris in front of it.
Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, Interfax, and TASS – Ein News

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