A man shot dead two police officers in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan on Wednesday morning, local police reported.
The attack happened in a village of Karamakhi in the Buinaksky region while the officers were carrying out an "inspection" at the residence of a local, whose identity has not yet been disclosed.
The officers were shot at from within the house. The attacker was killed in return fire.
Terrorist attacks and shootouts with police are common in Russia's volatile southern republics, where the government has been fighting insurgents for over a decade.
PYATIGORSK, May 12 (RIA Novosti)