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Suspected Militants Kill Police Officer In Daghestan

A police officer has been killed by suspected militants in Russia's restive Republic of Daghestan in the North Caucasus.

Local law-enforcement officials say that unknown armed attackers opened fire from a vehicle at the police officer's car in Daghestan's western city of Khasavyurt on July 9.

The officer and a passenger in his car were seriously wounded in the attack. The officer -- whose name was not released -- died later in the hospital.

On July 7, another police officer was killed and three officers were injured in a counterterrorist operation launched on July 6 in Daghestan's central Untsukul district.

Officials say seven suspected militants have been killed so far.

Based on reporting by Interfax, ITAR-TASS, and