January 17, 2014
Five Russian civilians and two policemen were reported injured on Friday in a restaurant attack in Dagestan which is home to insurgents who have threatened to strike next month’s Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
“The first explosion came when a grenade launcher fired at the second floor of the restaurant. The second came when a parked car blew up,” an interior ministry source in the mostly Muslim North Caucasus republic of Dagestan was quoted as saying by ITAR-TASS.
The unidentified security source had initially said that the blasts in the republic’s capital Makhachkala had led to several fatalities.