Police destroy two militants in special operation

DAGESTAN, March 14, Caucasus Times – Police tactical unit encountered in a combat a group of four militants in Solnechnoye (Sunny) today while conducting a sweep in the village, Caucasus Times correspondent reports citing the Interior Ministry of the republic.

Police were fired upon as they approached a house. The police forces returned fire killing two of the insurgent group. Two gunmen gave themselves in. Two policemen were wounded in the firefight. One of them died afterwards in the hospital. Regretfully, a seven-year-old girl, a daughter of the owner of the house where the insurgents were staying was fatally injured in the combat, the Interior Ministry said.

The destroyed insurgents have been identified as the locals of Dagestan, wanted by the police for participation in rebels’ armed forces in Chechnya and for the murder of a police lieutenant of Khasaviyurt district police department.

Rashid Kaplanov, Makhachkala, Caucasus Times

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