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Russian Police Officer Killed In Daghestan Shoot-Out

16 September 2005 (RFE/RL) -- A Russian police officer and a Chechen were killed in a shoot-out in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Daghestan.

Local police spokesman Abdulmanap Musaev said that two men driving in a car opened fire late on 15 September on a police roadblock near the town of Kizilyurt. One police officer was seriously injured and later died of his wounds. One of the assailants was also killed.

The spokesman said authorities had established that he was a resident of neighboring Chechnya.

In a separate incident, a bomb blast early today derailed a cargo train in the North Caucasus republic of North Ossetia. There were no casualties.

In yet another incident in the region, a bomb early today detonated in Ingushetia. The bomb in the city of Nazran left a two-meter wide crater but caused no casualties.


For RFE/RL's full coverage of events in the North Caucasus, see "News And Features On North Caucasus"