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Police Officer, Five Suspected Militants Killed In Daghestan

Several Dead In Military Operation In Daghestani
July 07, 2014
Russian forces have launched a military operation in the North Caucasus republic of Daghestan. A police officer and at least five suspected militants were reported killed in the operation on July 6, and three police officers were wounded. Video distributed by Russia's National Antiterrorism Agency (NAK) shows helicopters and ground forces moving into Daghestani villages. (Reuters)
WATCH: Several Dead In Military Operation 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


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