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Daghestani Police Officer Shot Dead In Front Of His Family

Attackers have shot dead a police officer in Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan in his home in front of his wife and two children.

Daghestani officials said on June 3 that at least two intruders had broken into the police officer's house in the village of Ashaga-Stal overnight and shot the man.

The police officer died on the spot, while the attackers managed to flee the scene.

Local law enforcement authorities have launched a security operation to catch the attackers.

Daghestan has been at the epicenter of a wave of violence by armed criminal groups and militants seeking to establish an Islamic state in the North Caucasus.

Police, journalists, and government officials are regularly targeted in attacks.

Based on reporting by Interfax and TASS