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Six militants killed in Russia

Last Updated: Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 10:19

Moscow: Six militants, including a senior member of the Kizlyar militant group who was on a wanted list since 2011, have been killed in a special operation in Russia`s volatile Dagestan region, the National Anti-terrorism Committee said.

Magomed Makhmudov and the other militants of the Kizlyar gang were surrounded by security services in a forest near the Kizlyar district.

The insurgents refused to surrender and opened fire with assault rifles and a grenade launcher, injuring three police and four army soldiers, RIA Novosti reported.
Violence is common in Russia`s North Caucasus, especially in the republics of Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia, with militants frequently mounting attacks against police officers and government officials.

First Published: Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 10:19
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