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A Russian police officer who was wounded during a nighttime attack on his patrol in the North Caucasus city of Nalchik has died in hospital.

The press service of the Interior Ministry of Russia's Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria made the announcement on June 9.

According to officials, two gunmen opened fire around midnight on a group of police in the center of Nalchik.

A second officer was injured in the incident.

One gunman was killed and has been identified as a 36-year-old resident of the city with a previous conviction for illegal weapons trafficking.

A search for the second gunman is under way.

Police have also confiscated a car believed to have been used by the attackers.


Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS
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