One policeman was killed and two more wounded after a group of unknown assailants attacked them in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, a local police spokesman said on Sunday.
"A group of unknown assailants opened fire on policemen near a brick factory in the village of Nesterovskaya at around midnight. One policeman was killed and two more wounded," the spokesman said.
He added that policemen were not on their duty during the time of the attack.
More than a decade after the end of a war against separatists in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, Russian security forces continue to fight militants in other regions in the area besides Chechnya, including Kabardino-Balkaria, Ingushetia, Dagestan, and North Ossetia.
Frequent attacks are staged on security forces, police and civilians.
ROSTOV-ON-DON, June 12 (RIA Novosti)