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    A militant was killed on Wednesday by police on the outskirts of Makhachkala, the capital of Russia's North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, a police spokesman said.

    MAKHACHKALA, September 16 (RIA Novosti) - A militant was killed on Wednesday by police on the outskirts of Makhachkala, the capital of Russia's North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, a police spokesman said.

    "One militant was killed in a wood on Mount Tarki-Tau," the spokesman said, adding that a search was underway for the other two gunmen.

    Russia's North Caucasus republics, in particular, Dagestan, Chechnya and Ingushetia, have seen a dramatic rise in militant activity of late, with attacks on police, federal forces and officials reported almost daily.

     

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