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    Two police officers were injured when an Interior Ministry convoy came under gunfire overnight in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, investigators say.

     

    Two police officers were injured when an Interior Ministry convoy came under gunfire overnight in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, investigators say.

    The spokesperson said the attack had happened in the volatile republic’s Gamurziyevsky district.

    Militant violence is common in Russia’s mainly Muslim North Caucasus republics, especially Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia.

    The Kremlin has pledged to wage "a ruthless fight" against militant groups but also acknowledged a need to tackle unemployment, organized crime, clan rivalry and corruption as causes of the ongoing violence in the region.

    MOSCOW, June 12 (RIA Novosti)

     

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