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Two Militants, Police Officer Killed In Daghestan

19 October 2005 -- A report says two suspected militants and one police officer have been killed in an armed clash in the southern Russian Republic of Daghestan, which neighbors Chechnya.

The ITAR-TASS news agency quotes police as saying the two militants died during an antiterrorism operation by security forces in Khasavyurt. The operation is reported to have ended this morning.

The report says one police officer was killed and four other police were wounded in exchanges of fire.

The report says two other armed militants were detained by security forces on 18 October in Khasavyurt.