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Gunmen Kill 2 Policemen in Russia's Dagestan

Gunmen Kill 2 Policemen in Russia's Dagestan

Saturday, 21 July, 2018 - 10:15

Unknown gunmen have shot dead two policemen in Russia's volatile Caucasus in the latest attack against local authorities, police said on Saturday.


Assailants driving a Lada shot at a car carrying three traffic police outside the Dagestani town of Kizilyurt late Friday and fled, a police spokesman told AFP.


"Two people died," he said, adding that a third policeman received no injuries.


The spokesman said it was not immediately clear who was behind the attack, adding an operation was under way to catch the gunmen.


In February, a man shot into a crowd leaving a church in Dagestan, killing five people and wounding at least five others.


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