Six policemen, eight militants killed in Daghestan

Six policemen and eight militants were killed on Wednesday in two separate anti-insurgency operations in Russia`s restive Caucasus republic of Daghestan.

Last Updated: Jun 16, 2010, 20:28 PM IST

Moscow: Six policemen and eight
militants were killed on Wednesday in two separate anti-insurgency
operations in Russia`s restive Caucasus republic of Daghestan.

According to reports four security personnel were also
injured in a special operation carried out by FSB security
service.
"The active phase of special operation carried out
near the village of Kostek in Khasavyurt district is over.

Six militants have been killed and their identity is
being established," Interfax reported quoting sources in FSB.

According to Investigation Committee of Russia four
servicemen were killed and four injured in the course of
operation to nab the perpetrators of last March`s twin suicide
attacks in Moscow metro and other terrorist acts in the
region.

Both the female suicide bombers of Moscow metro
stations hailed from the Khasavyurt district and had links
with the militants active in the area.
In a separate incident, two gunmen were killed after
they refused police orders to pull over and opened fire on the
officers, Gasanov said.

Two policemen died in further attacks, one in
Dagestan and another in the nearby Kabardino-Balkaria
province.

PTI