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Security Operation Ends In Russia's Daghestan

Russian authorities have lifted a "countererrorsim regime" they had imposed in a village in the North Caucasus region of Daghestan in the morning.

Authorities had imposed the special regime after killing a suspected militant on the outskirts of the village of Tagirkent-Kazmalyar and surrounding a house they said he had been headed for, where they suspected others were hiding.

Late in the evening, however, they lifted it without specifying what had happened in the meantime.

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 RIA Novosti and TASS