Moscow: A suicide bomber killed seven policemen on Sunday in the volatile Russian North Caucasus at the funeral of their colleague, hours after masked gunmen opened fire in a mosque, wounding eight.
The attack on the funeral in the region of Ingushetia left seven policemen dead, up from an earlier death toll of six, spokesman for the regional emergency situations ministry told AFP.
Fifteen people were wounded in the blast, which occurred as Muslims celebrate the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, the spokesman said.
"A terrorist suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of people who had come to see off the policeman," said the leader of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, in comments published by the local government.
Story first published:
August 19, 2012 18:43 IST