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    Russian security officials have foiled a series of major terrorist attacks in the republic of Dagestan, Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a statement Monday.

    MOSCOW, October 6 (RIA Novosti) – Russian security officials have foiled a series of major terrorist attacks in the republic of Dagestan, Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a statement Monday.

    "Prompt preventive action on the part of security forces led to the foiling of major terrorist attacks on the territory of Dagestan [located in Russia's North Caucasus region]," the statement said.

    Earlier, one militant was eliminated as a result of a special operation in Dagestan. Two police officers died in a shootout during the operation. Police found 170 kilograms (about 375 pounds) of explosives in the home of the militant, who belonged to a local terrorist group.

    According to Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee, the group was planning to conduct a series of terrorist acts in Dagestan.

    Outbreaks of violence are an almost daily occurrence in Russia's republic of Dagestan, where an Islamic insurgency has been ongoing for over a decade.

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