Police, insurgents clash in Dagestan

Sept. 15, 2012 at 12:54 PM

MOSCOW, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A skirmish between police and Islamic insurgents in Dagestan Saturday left five militants and a police marksman dead, Russian counter-terrorism officials said.

One of the slain insurgents was identified as Gamzat Magomedov, leader of the so-called Tsuntinsky gang, which has been accused of committing a string of killings in the Tsuntinsky region of Dagestan since 2010.

Three police officers were wounded in the firefight, the National Anti-Terrorist Committee said.

Magomedov was the second Dagestan insurgent leader to be killed by police in the past week, Russia's RIA Novosti news agency said.

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