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Police Battle Militants In Daghestan


http://gdb.rferl.org/93231098-aac7-4ebf-957d-7c10df595aaa_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/93231098-aac7-4ebf-957d-7c10df595aaa_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) 3 January 2006 -- Security forces are reported to be fighting a group of alleged militants in a mountainous region of southern Russia.


Russian media reported today that security forces backed by helicopters had surrounded a group of up to five alleged militants in the Untsukul region of Daghestan.


Meanwhile in the restive neighboring republic of Chechnya, two Interior Ministry troops were killed late yesterday when a group of assailants opened fire on a security checkpoint in Kurchaloi district.


(Interfax/newsru.com)

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