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Police Officer, Five Suspected Militants Killed In Daghestan

A police officer and five suspected militants have been killed in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan.

Russia's National Antiterrorism Agency (NAK) said on July 7 that the special operation had been launched on July 6 near the village of Maidanovskoye in Daghestan's central Untsukul district.

Three police officers have been wounded in the special operation, which is still under way.

Daghestan and other republics in Russia's restive North Caucasus region have been plagued by violence linked to Islamic extremism and organized crime for years, with scores of people being killed and injured.

Based on reporting by Interfax, RIA Novosti and ITAR-TASS