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Medvedev Sacks Daghestan Interior Minister

Outgoing Daghestani Interior Minister Colonel Ali Magomedov (file photo)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has dismissed the interior minister of the North Caucasus republic of Daghestan.

The Kremlin said in a statement late on August 11 that Medvedev "fired General Ali Magomedov from the Interior Ministry and named Colonel Abdurashid Magomedov as his successor."

RIA Novosti news agency reported that Daghestan's leader Magomedsalam Magomedov called for more Russian troops and resources, saying that "more than 300 people suffered from the terrorists this year and police casualties doubled from last year."

Daghestan is among the most volatile republics in the North Caucasus.

compiled from agency reports