( AP ) - A suicide bomber blew up a taxi in Russia's Dagestan region Tuesday, killing herself and wounding five others, police officials said.
A regional police spokesman said the explosive device was attached to the woman's belt and detonated when the door to the taxi - a minibus seating several passengers - closed.
It was not clear whether the blast was accidental, or if the minibus had been the bomber's target.
The blast occurred as the bus was several hundred yards from a police station in the Kazbek district. The minibus had been traveling from Khasavurt to Dylym, the spokesman said
Dagestan, a southern region near the Caucasus Mountains, is plagued by violence connected with criminal activities and with insurgent activity that has spread from neighboring Chechnya.