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Russia's antiterrorism committee says police in the restive North Caucasus region of Daghestan have killed a militant who had taken the oath of the radical Islamic State (IS) group.

Since the 1990s, Daghestan has endured clashes and attacks by Islamic militants and concerns are strong that the rise of IS in Iraq and Syria will spread into the heavily Muslim North Caucasus region, which includes Chechnya as well as Daghestan.

The National Antiterrorism Committee said on June 6 that Suleiman Zainalobinov was killed during the night after police stopped his car and he opened fire.

The announcement of the Zainalobinov's death comes a day after authorities said a Moscow university student who was believed to be aiming to join the extremist group had been detained on the Turkish border with Syria.

Based on reporting by AP and terrormonitor.org
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