A bomb blast went off at a police station in the Russia's troubbled Republic of Dagestan, wounding an officer and a bypasser.
The blast ripped through the structure at the entrance to a market on the outskirts of the regional capital, Makhachkala, in the early afternoon, the ministry's press service said. It said a police officer and a civilian who was passing by were hospitalized, the AP reports.
Dagestan, an ethnically mixed region adjacent to war-ravaged Chechnya, has been hit by frequent bombings and other attacks in the past year, most of them targeting police and other law enforcement authorities.
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