The assailants ambushed the officer's car and sprayed it with automatic gunfire on Saturday, said Roman Shchekotin, a spokesman for Russia's Interior Ministry branch in southern Russia.
Ingushetia is one of several southern Russian regions that has long been plagued by endemic violence _ some of it stemming from criminal gang feuds and some spilling over from the separatist conflict in nearby Chechnya.
In Kabardino-Balkariya, another nearby North Caucasus province, police arrested a suspected militant Saturday, Shchekotin said, AP reported. V.A.
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.