A suicide bomb in Russia’s Degestan has killed five “hero” police officers after they prevented the bomber from ramming an explosive-filled SUV into traffic police headquarters. Nearly 20 other officers were injured in the attack. “As a small, Russian-made SUV careened toward the building about 8 a.m., a team of police rammed their vehicle into the bomber's. The explosives went off on impact, killing all the police officers in the truck but preventing the bomber from reaching his target. The death toll would have been much higher had the officers not intervened, officials in Dagestan said. The men were being hailed as heroes. ‘He was stopped by a special operations group at the last minute,’ an unnamed spokesman told Interfax news agency. ‘The measures taken by these policemen stopped the terrorist from reaching the site where other police officers prepared for duty.’”