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Warlord, His Father, Associate Killed In Daghestan

Police in Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan have killed a wanted warlord, his father, and an associate.

The Daghestani Interior Ministry said on September 25 that the leader of the so-called Kadar insurgency group, Tagir Sulebanov, and an associate were killed in an exchange of fire late on September 24 near the republic's capital, Makhachkala.

An hour later, in a separate incident, police say they killed a man who turned out to be Sulebanov's father after he opened fire on officers.

Sulebanov had been wanted by the police for years for his alleged involvement in numerous extortions, kidnappings, and killings.

Daghestan has been plagued with violence linked to organized crime and Islamic extremism for years.

Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS