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Seven killed in clashes in Russian Dagestan

Other News Materials 9 August 2012 22:31
At least seven people died during an anti-terrorism raid in the Russian republic of Dagestan, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said Thursday.
Seven killed in clashes in Russian Dagestan

At least seven people died during an anti-terrorism raid in the Russian republic of Dagestan, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said Thursday, DPA reported.

Five police officers died in fighting near the town of Chanko while fighting terrorists, reported the committee. Two of the militants were also shot dead.

Kremlin forces have been engaged in fighting for years against radical Islamist groups attempting to create an independent emirate in Dagestan and neighbouring Chechnya.

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