MOSCOW: As many as 20 people were killed and 30 more wounded when two powerful blasts hit a police post outside the capital of Russia's violence-plagued Dagestan region, Russian media reported on Friday.
The first explosion occurred when police stopped a vehicle for document checks, RIA news agency reported, citing a statement by the National Anti-Terrorist Committee.
A second bomb exploded when fire brigades and ambulances arrived, causing additional casualties.
A law enforcement source cited by the agency said up to 20 people were dead and 30 wounded, while the Lifenews website, quoting a local police official, reported 17 people dead and 68injured.
"Fragments of human bodies are scattered at the post," Interfax quoted a law enforcement official as saying. (Reuter)