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Gunman With Daesh Links Neutralized in Russia's Dagestan

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Special forces' soldiers on an anti-terrorist operation , Dagestan (File) - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A criminal was killed on Saturday during a counterterrorist operation in Russia's southern Republic of Dagestan, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) said in a statement.

"A gunman was neutralized during the counterterror operation in the Botlikh District of Dagestan," the statement said.

The neutralized man had links to the Daesh terror group the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a statement.

Police officers during a raid in Dagestan. File photo - Sputnik International
Police Eliminate Three Armed Criminals in Russia's Dagestan
"According to operational data, that [criminal] was [identified as] Yunus Khabibov, who pledged allegiance to Daesh* terror organization and fulfilled its orders being a head of a criminal group that had earlier operated in a mountain-woody area," the statement said.

Security services have also found a sniper rifle with ammunition, a grenade, a radio facility and a thermal observation device.

The regime of a counterterror operation was introduced in the village of Andi of the Dagestan's Botlikh District on Saturday at 12:40 GMT.

*A terrorist group outlawed in Russia 

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