Two militants, civilian killed in S. Russia's Daghestan

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MAKHACHKALA, July 9 (RIA Novosti) - A civilian and two militants were killed Wednesday during a firefight in the southern Russian republic of Daghestan, a source at Russia's Federal Security Service said.

The source said police had surrounded a house in central Derbent over reports that an armed group was hiding on the premises.

A militant opened fire at the police and was killed in the shootout. Another militant was also killed during the operation. The firefight also left a civilian woman dead.

Shamil Guliyev, 12, was admitted to Derbent central hospital for surgery on a gunshot wound.

The latest reports said the two militants had been identified as Mansur Velibekov and his brother Gadzhi, both members of a local armed gang.

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