While violence in the Russian republic of Dagestan is nothing new, the region's connection to the Boston Marathon bombings has shined a new global spotlight on the long-running conflict. Reports from the capital of Makhachkala on Wednesday say that a bomb went off in a crowded public market, killing at least two children. Russia's RIA Novosti news service says a package was left behind and picked up by a group of teenagers when it exploded. In a separate incident in another town, five policemen were shot by unknown gunmen while sitting in their car. Three of the men were killed.
Frightening events create openings for attacks on civil liberties.
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Unfortunately, qualified immunity remains intact.
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