Upping the ante. “Suicide bomber kills 2 police in Russia’s Ingushetia,” by Kazbek Basayev for Reuters, April 5 (thanks to Maxwell):
KARABULAK, Russia, April 5 (Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed two policemen in Russia’s Ingushetia region on Monday, the latest in a spate of attacks that underscore the threat from an Islamist insurgency on Russia’s southern flank.
More than 50 people have been killed and 100 injured by suicide bombers over the past week in the Moscow metro and the mainly Muslim regions of Dagestan and Ingushetia, which flank Chechnya in Russia’s restive North Caucasus.
Monday’s bombing in Ingushetia came exactly a week after twin suicide attacks in the Moscow metro raised concerns of a new wave of strikes by militants from the North Caucasus against major Russian cities.
In the latest attack, a male suicide bomber, aged about 30, tried to enter police headquarters in the town of Karabulak, about 20 km (12 miles) from the Ingush regional capital of Magas, local and federal police told Reuters.
“A suicide bomber tried to get into the police headquarters during roll call, but after being stopped the bomber detonated the explosives,” Oleg Yelnikov, a spokesman for Russia’s Interior Ministry in Moscow, said by telephone….