Accessibility links

Breaking News

Two Police Killed In Daghestan

Two police officers in Russia's southern republic of Daghestan have been killed in an attack by armed militants.

Law enforcement sources quoted by Russian news agencies say the pair died of gunshot wounds when their vehicle came under fire on a road in the republic's Tsuntinsky district.

A third officer was severely injured.

An investigation is under way.

Violence between suspected Islamic militants and security forces in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region, which includes Daghestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Kabardino-Balkaria, kills dozens of people each year.

Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS

RFE/RL has been declared an "undesirable organization" by the Russian government.

If you are in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine and hold a Russian passport or are a stateless person residing permanently in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine, please note that you could face fines or imprisonment for sharing, liking, commenting on, or saving our content, or for contacting us.

To find out more, click here.