Three guerrillas, two suicide bombers killed in Russia
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Last Updated: Friday, August 28, 2009, 12:42
Moscow: Three suspected guerrilla fighters were killed in a clash with police in Russia's turbulent Dagestan region on Friday, Russian news agencies reported.

"Three guerrilla fighters were killed in a clash (in Dagestan's capital Makhachkala). They are being identified," RIA Novosti quoted an FSB security service official as saying.

The suspects reportedly opened fire on a police post and were repulsed by a police patrol, NTV television reported.

In a separate incident, two suicide bombers set off explosive devices "when cornered in an apartment in Chechnya's town of Shali and asked to surrender," injuring three policemen and three locals, Russian military officials said as quoted by Interfax.

Concerns have mounted over increased militant attacks throughout Russia's Caucasus region, where Islamist militants have been battling pro-Kremlin local authorities and Russian security forces in a low-level insurgency.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, August 28, 2009, 12:42

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