Village of Uchkeken, Karachay-Cherkessia. Photo: Kemal KOZBAEV

11 December 2020, 18:11

NAC confirms information on six victims of suicide bomber attack in Uchkeken

Six persons were injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated in the village of Uchkeken in Karachay-Cherkessia. The attacker was killed in the explosion.

The today's suicide bomber attack on law enforcers in Karachay-Cherkessia occurred during operational-and-search activities, the National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC) reported.

All six law enforcers who suffered in the explosion got minor injuries, the NAC informed. "The injured law enforcers are being provided with the necessary medical care. No civilians suffered in the explosion," the NAC reports on its official website.

The incident took place at about 12:00 a.m. Moscow time. The attacker activated the IED during an attempt to detain him, when law enforcers prevented him from breaking into the territory where the operational-and-search measures were being carried out, the NAC reported. The suicide bomber has not been identified yet.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on December 11, 2020 at 02:51 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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