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Five Russian police shot dead in cafe

Feb. 2, 2011 at 11:49 AM

NALCHIK, Russia, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Unknown gunmen invaded a cafe and killed five policemen in Russia's North Caucasus Wednesday, authorities said.

The attack occurred in the town of Nalchik in the republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, RIA-Novosti reported.

The traffic police officers were having lunch and were shot execution-style, the federal investigative committee said. Four victims died at the scene and the fifth in a hospital. Another was wounded.

Earlier, another policeman was killed in a drive-by shooting nearby.

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