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Dmitry Medvedev instructed the President of Daghestan to provide all necessary assistance to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Makhachkala and their families

May 4, 2012

The President gave his instructions during a telephone conversation with President of Daghestan Magomedsalam Magomedov. Mr Magomedov briefed President Medvedev on the situation in the republic.

Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev and Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov also briefed Mr Medvedev on the situation in Makhachkala, where the blasts occurred. In particular, Mr Bortnikov spoke about the measures the National Anti-Terrorism Committee has taken to investigate the terrorist attacks.

Yesterday evening, an unknown individual set off an explosive device next to a traffic police checkpoint on the outskirts of Makhachkala. When Daghestan police and Emergencies Ministry personnel arrived at the scene a second explosive device was set off. Preliminary reports say that 13 people have been killed and more than 80 injured in the blasts.

May 4, 2012