Militant Killed in Russia’s Dagestan

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A militant was killed in a shootout with security forces in Dagestan’s capital Makhachkala on Saturday, the republic’s interior ministry said.

A militant was killed in a shootout with security forces in Dagestan’s capital Makhachkala on Saturday, the republic’s interior ministry said.

The Investigative Committee Directorate for Dagestan said the militant’s identity was established but could not be revealed due to the ongoing investigation.

The gunman was killed as he opened fire on a security detail when asked to present his ID.

No security personnel were injured in the incident.

Over a decade after the end of a war against Islamist separatists in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, Russian security forces continue to fight militants across the volatile region.

The Islamist insurgency, once confined largely to Chechnya, has spread in recent years across the North Caucasus. Attacks on security forces, police and civilians are reported regularly in the neighboring republics of Dagestan, Ingushetia, and Kabardino-Balkaria.

 

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