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Two Gunmen Killed In Russia's Daghestan

Police in Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan have killed two gunmen.

Police say the gunmen were killed during a special operation near the village of Orota in the central district of Khundzakh on March 11.

The special operation continued as security forces searched for possible armed individuals in the area.

No casualties among security forces and local residents were reported.

Daghestan is beset by deadly violence linked to an Islamist insurgency that is rooted in two post-Soviet separatist wars in neighboring Chechnya.

Organized crime, business turf wars, political disputes, and clan rivalry also contribute to the bloodshed.

Moderate Muslims, journalists, police, and government officials are regularly targeted in attacks.

Based on reporting by Interfax and TASS