Five Russian troops killed in ambush in Dagestan

October 21st, 2008 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Oct 21 (DPA) Five Russian soldiers were killed and six injured in an ambush in the Caucasus republic of Dagestan Tuesday, Russian news agencies reported.A three-vehicle column of interior ministry troops was attacked about 40 km from the republic’s capital of Makhachkala, agencies quoted an unnamed law-enforcement official as saying.

The attack comes after one of the most serious assaults on government troops by insurgents over the weekend in the neighbouring republic of Ingushetia in which three soldiers were killed.

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