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Daghestani Police Say Militant Killed in Shoot-Out


http://gdb.rferl.org/141b31ac-4a66-44f3-bdbe-65c6443ebf3f_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/141b31ac-4a66-44f3-bdbe-65c6443ebf3f_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) 21 November 2005 -- Police in Russia's southern republic of Daghestan say they killed one militant and wounded another during an operation today in the town of Buinaksk.


Police say they surrounded a house where a group of armed militants were hiding. A gunbattle began after militants refused to lay down their arms and surrender, opening fire on police instead.


No casualties were reported among police officers. The regional Interior Ministry said a number of militants managed to escape.


Daghestan has recently seen an increase in violence, due to both a spillover from neigboring Chechnya and feuds among rival gangs.


(ITAR-TASS-RU/INTERFAX RU)

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