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Suspected Militant Killed In Daghestan's Southeast

Police in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan have killed a suspected militant in the southeastern Khiv district.

The suspect was located by police and security forces in the village of Zakhit early on the morning of June 27.

Police say he refused to surrender but let nine civilians, including four children, leave the house before opening fire.

Police returned the fire, killing the suspect.

Russia's National Antiterror Committee identified the man as S. Velikhanov, born in 1969.

The incident took place a day after two other alleged militants were killed in two separate incidents in Daghestan.

Daghestan and other republics in Russia's restive North Caucasus region have been plagued by violence linked to Islamic extremism and organized crime for years, with scores of people being killed and injured.

Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS