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Police uncovered an underground arms cache in the west of Russia's volatile North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, a spokesman for the republican interior ministry said on Sunday.

Police uncovered an underground arms cache in the west of Russia's volatile North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, a spokesman for the republican interior ministry said on Sunday.

The arms cache was discovered late on Saturday in the village of Yaryk-su of the Novolaksky district near a local cemetery. The hideout contained Kalashnikov assault rifles, grenades and a large amount of cartridges, the spokesman said.

According to preliminary information, the hideout belonged to the militants who had been killed by police in May 2010 in a special security sweep, the spokesman said.

Attacks on police and officials are frequent in Russia's volatile North Caucasus republics as the federal authorities have been clamping down on militant groups while stepping up efforts to boost the local economies.

MAKHACHKALA, January 16 (RIA Novosti)

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