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Two More Suspected Militants Killed In Daghestan

Two more suspected militants have been killed in an ongoing special counterterrorism operation in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan.

Daghestani law-enforcement officials say the two armed men were killed near the village of Maidanovskoye in Daghestan's central Untsukul district on July 8.

It was reported on July 7 that one police officer died and five suspected militants were killed in the operation, which was launched on July 6.

Three police officers have been wounded.

The special operation in the area continues.

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