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Two Alleged Militants, Security Officer Killed In Russia's Daghestan

Russia's National Antiterrorist Committee (NAK) says two militants who were involved in a series of terrorist attacks have been killed in the North Caucasus region of Daghestan.

According to the NAK, one security officer was killed as well in the special operation held in Daghestan's southern district of Magaramkent on September 5.

Another security officer was wounded during the operation, the NAK said.

Daghestan has been at the epicenter of a wave of violence by armed criminal groups and by militants seeking to establish an Islamic caliphate in the North Caucasus.

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

Based on reporting by TASS and Interfax