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Five police killed in Russia's North Caucasus

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Five police officers were killed and one injured on Wednesday in an attack in Russia's volatile North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria.

Five police officers were killed and one injured on Wednesday in an attack in Russia's volatile North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria.

Unidentified assailants broke into a cafe where road traffic police officers were having lunch and shot them execution style, a spokesman for the federal investigative committee said.

Four policemen died on the spot and the other was hospitalized.

A criminal investigation has been opened.

Earlier in the day, another police officer was reported killed in a drive-by shooting in the same area.

NALCHIK, February 2 (RIA Novosti)

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