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Dagestan suicide bombing targets Russian military

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(Read caption) Soldiers stand guard at a check point of the military camp outside the town of Buynaksk, Sunday. At least five people were killed and 35 wounded when a suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a military camp in Russia's southern region of Dagestan, security officials said.

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A suicide bomber in Russia’s restive republic of Dagestan blew up a car bomb on a military installation Sunday, killing at least three Russian soldiers and wounding at least 32.

It is only the latest attack in the North Caucasus, where Russia has been battling a growing insurgency for years that has challenged the legacy of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who as president vowed to wipe out the unrest (See map of region here).

Russian officials say a car packed with explosives rammed through the gate on a military base in the city of Buinaksk, reports the Associated Press. The driver was headed for an area where soldiers sleep, but crashed into a truck after soldiers opened fire. Russian officials say three soldiers were killed and 32 wounded in the explosion, while Agence France-Presse reports that law-enforcement officials said five were killed and 35 wounded.

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