Suicide bomber in Dagestan detonates, injuring at least 18 people

Today in the provincial capital of Makhachkala, in the southern Russian region of Dagestan, a female suicide bomber blew herself up and injured at least 18 persons, including children and police.

Travellers should be aware that the region of Dagestan is an area of ongoing violence between the government forces and Islamic radicals. There has been an increase in violence in the area in recent weeks.

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