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Three police killed, 1 wounded in southern Russia

Interior ministry officials say three police officers were killed and one wounded when their car was attacked in a violence-plagued southern province.

world Updated: Aug 06, 2011 10:18 IST

Interior ministry officials say three police officers were killed and one wounded when their car was attacked in a violence-plagued southern province.

Regional police spokesman Vladimir Rychinsky said unidentified assailants attacked their police patrol car late Thursday in Nazran, the largest city in Ingushetia.

Ingushetia borders the province of Chechnya, the source of a militant separatist insurgency that has spilled into neighboring provinces after two bloody wars in the last 15 years.

Islamist insurgents launch regular attacks on authorities they blame for abductions, torture and extra-judicial killings.