Attackers have shot dead a police officer in Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan in his home in front of his wife and two children.
Daghestani officials said on June 3 that at least two intruders had broken into the police officer's house in the village of Ashaga-Stal overnight and shot the man.
The police officer died on the spot, while the attackers managed to flee the scene.
Local law enforcement authorities have launched a security operation to catch the attackers.
Daghestan has been at the epicenter of a wave of violence by armed criminal groups and militants seeking to establish an Islamic state in the North Caucasus.
Police, journalists, and government officials are regularly targeted in attacks.