MAKHACHKALA, August 27 (Itar-Tass) — Criminal proceedings were instituted over an attempt on the life of head of the Khasavyurt region municipality Dzhambulat Salavov according to the article of the Russian Criminal Code “Attempt on the life of statesman or public figure.
As ITAR-TASS learnt at the press service of the Interior Ministry for Dagestan, “at about 23.30 Moscow time on Thursday, unidentified people set off an explosive device placed in an “Oka” car without number-plates parked on the roadside at the 15th kilometre of the motor road Khasavyurt-Babayurt on the outskirts of the village of Botayurt while a motorcade of five cars was passing by.
According to the press service, as a result of the blast, Salavov’s three personal guards got different injuries. The official himself wasn’t injured thanks to his car’s armour.” The power of the blast was estimated by specialists at 15 kilograms of TNT equivalent. A mine-crater with a diameter of 1.5 metres and a depth of 50 centimetres appeared at the site of the blast.
Several cars of the motorcade were also damaged. An operational search for the criminals has brought no results.