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Two Killed In Daghestan Security Operation

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The Interior Ministry in the Russian republic of Daghestan says that a wanted militant and a member of the security forces were killed overnight in a village near Makhachkala.

The suspected militant, identified as Yusup Martazaliev, was wanted for being a member of an illegal armed group.

Security forces traced him to the village of Shamkhal early on the morning of August 4.

Martazaliev opened fire on the troops and was killed when security forces returned fire.

One member of the security forces was also killed and another wounded in the gun battle.

The Interior Ministry said Martazaliev was the leader of a group engaged in terrorism and sabotage.

A special operation was launched to find Martazaliev's accomplices.

Violence is frequent in Daghestan and neighboring republics in Russia's Caucasus region despite claims from Moscow that the security situation is improving.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and IFX Rus
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by: Anonymous
August 04, 2012 13:44
Read between the lines: 1 terrorist and 20 troops killed. Russia never published her true losses. Always lowering them down. No wonder the population of Russians went down from 120,000,000 to 90,000,000. Just one of the examples of the bullshit propaganda Russians feed every day to their citizens:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7677834.stm
" Russian news agencies reported that one armoured personnel carrier and two lorries had been damaged in the incident.
However, an Ingushetian law enforcement source quoted by Reuters said 40 soldiers were killed in the ambush"
Caucasus becomes a graveyard for Russia.
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by: sascha from: germany
August 05, 2012 09:36
from which sources do you know,that Russia has only 90 million people today?
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by: Sey from: World
August 05, 2012 16:11
Maybe just logics. Former Soviet republics have always manipulated census results to hide the enormous population losses they've suffered since the 1990s.

If we analyze, in 1989 Russia alone had a population of 147 million. In 2010, they claim they have 143 million. That's only 5 million people lost, almost nothing considering Russia's size. Considering Russia's history in the past two decades, it seems strange, if not impossible, that so few people have left the country.

And we're not even taking into consideration Europe's rapidly decreasing population for that matter. I would not say Russia has just 90 million today, but 143 million is far fetched.
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by: Mikola
August 05, 2012 18:20
Sey, he is right because Russia has over 20% of minorities and over 5% of foreigners from Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, North Korea, and not surprisingly China especially in the eastern part of Russia. I swear we have more Chinamen in some regions than Russians and other Russian minorities who traditionally lived there.

by: Mark from: Australia
August 05, 2012 20:02
I think,that the Kremlin is constantly telling lies and that in reality Russia has only 80-100 million people today,losing 2 million every year,maybe even more. It´s possible to tell such lies and to hide such a truth

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