At least a dozen people died in two suicide blasts in Russia’s north Caucasus region on Wednesday, prompting Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to take to the airwaves and call the recent onslaught of terrorist attacks “a crime against Russia.” –KA

The Washington Post:

Two suicide bombers, including one wearing a police uniform, killed at least a dozen people Wednesday in a coordinated attack in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus region, on the same day that a Chechen rebel leader claimed responsibility for deadly bomb attacks earlier this week on the Moscow subway.

The latest explosions, which also injured at least 23 people, took place in Dagestan, the province east of Chechnya, where militants linked to an Islamist insurgency in the region have stepped up attacks over the past year and where shootings and bombings occur almost daily.

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