Police officer killed in Russia's Dagestan

16:13, July 13, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

A police officer was killed by unidentified assailants in Khasavyurt city in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Dagestan early Tuesday, local media reported.

Akhmet Gadzhiyev, deputy chief of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for Khasavyurt region, was shot in a car on a motorway at around 01:00 a.m. local time (2100 GMT Monday). He died of bullet wounds.

The attackers fired from a wooded area and fled. Other three passengers in the car were wounded.

In Ingushetia, also a North Caucasus republic, a military motorcade was attacked on Monday in the regional capital of Nazran. Four servicemen and one civilian were injured.

The republic's law enforcement authorities said Tuesday that unidentified gunmen fired automatic weapons and bazookas at the motorcade from a wooded area. The joint motorcade of regional interior forces and Federal Security Services troops was on their way back from a special operation.

The assailants fled after the convoy fired back.

Violence is common in Russia's North Caucasus republics, especially Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia, with militants frequently targeting police and officials.

Source: Xinhua


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 28, tourists travel around the Mingshashan Scenic Area in Dunhuang, Gansu province by camel. With the National Day vacation right around the corner, more and more tourists from home and abroad are going to Dunhuang. Riding on a camel, they travel in the desert to enjoy the cities rare form of natural scenery. (Xinhua/Zhang Weixian)
  • Chinese forest armed forces work together with forest firefighters on Sept. 28. (Xinhua/Chai Liren)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows strong wind blows trees in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province. Typhoon Nesat heads towards south China and is moving at an average wind speed of 20 km per hour toward the west coast of China's Guangdong Province. (Xinhua/Hou Jiansen)
  • A fallen tree is seen on a road in Qionghai, south China's Hainan Province, Sept. 29, 2011. Typhoon Nesat was predicted to land in Hainan later Thursday, bringing heavy rainfalls to the island. (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde)
  • Arash Kamalvand (L) of Iran spikes the ball during the semifinal against South Korea at the 16th Asian Men's Volleyball Championship in Tehran, Iran, Sept. 28, 2011. Iran won 3-1 to advance to the final. (Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz)
  • A man visits "Thy Word Is Truth, the Bible Ministry Exhibition of the Protestant Church in China", during its opening at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Washington DC, capital of the United States, Sept. 28, 2011. Through the Bible's various Chinese versions, ancient or modern, as well as pictures, paintings, calligraphy, art works and historical documents, the exhibition was expected to give an overall understanding of how Bible was brought into China, how it was translated, published, distributed and loved. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)
Hot Forum Discussion