Four militants killed in Russia's Dagestan

15:19, August 29, 2010      

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Four militants were killed in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Dagestan late Saturday when clashing with law enforcement officers, local police said Sunday.

The shootout started at a motorway in the republic's Khasavyurt district, when two suspicious cars ignored document checks. Armed rebels inside one vehicle were killed on spot, while the other one with three militants inside fled the scene.

Some half an hour later, they were also killed by police. Automatic guns, pistols, grenades and ammunition were found inside these two vehicles.

Preliminary investigation has established that among those insurgents was an illegal gang head Nariman Satiyev, who was wanted by federal authorities.

On Friday, five militants were also killed in the North Caucasus republic of Dagestan during a special operation, the republic's Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

Russia' s mainly Muslim North Caucasus republics of Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia saw increase in violence for the last week with media reporting on a new attack almost every day.

Recently Moscow claimed to bring stability to the region and tackle terrorism.

Source: Xinhua


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