Female suicide bomber kills 1 policemen in Russia

Makhachkala (Russia), Feb 14 (AP) Police in southernRussia say a female suicide bomber has killed one policemanand wounded six others during an attempt to enter a policestation.

Regional police spokesman Vyacheslav Gasanov said thebomber blew herself up today in the central village of Gubdenin Dagestan. He said the bomber tried to enter a local policestation, but was stopped by a police patrol.

Dagestan is the largest province of the predominantlyMuslim Northern Caucasus region and is beset by almost dailyviolence that stems from two separatist wars in neighbouringChechnya.

Also today, a suspected Islamic militant was killed ina shootout with security forces outside Dagestan''s capital,Makhachkala. Gasanov said two policemen were wounded duringthe shootout. (AP)

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