Two militants killed in RussiaOctober 23rd, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two militants were killed in a shootout in Russia’s volatile southern republic of Dagestan Saturday, police said.
“The incident occurred in the Kizilyurtovsk region of Dagestan. Police were searching for militants who earlier shot at a police officer and his brother,” the police said.
Terrorist attacks and shootouts with police are common in Russia’s troubled North Caucasus republics, especially in Dagestan and neighbouring Chechnya and Ingushetia.
Russia’s National Anti-terrorism Committee reported in early October that 301 militants were killed and 468 more arrested in the North Caucasus region since the beginning of the year.
The Kremlin has claimed to have brought stability to the region, but an audacious militant attack on the Chechen parliament in Grozny Tuesday prompted fears that the Islamist underground has been rejuvenated.
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