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Militant Killed, Police Officer Wounded In Daghestan

Police in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan have killed a militant wanted for his alleged involvement in attacks against law enforcement officers.

Russia's National Antiterrorism Committee (NAK) says the man, who was identified as Alil Gadzhiramazanov, was "neutralized" after he refused to identify himself and threw a grenade at a police patrol in Daghestan's capital -- Makhachkala, on September 25.

One police officer was wounded in the incident. No civilian casualties have been reported.

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