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Bailiff killed by gunmen in Russia's Caucasus

Bailiff killed by gunmen in Russia's Caucasus

Police say a bailiff in Russia's restive southern province of Dagestan has been shot and killed by unidentified gunmen.
Vyacheslav Gasanov, a spokesman for police in Dagestan, said the bailiff's body was found near his vehicle on a road late Monday.
He said police on Tuesday tracked down two suspects in the killing who refused to surrender and were killed in a skirmish in the village of Kani in southern Dagestan.
Dagestan and other provinces in Russia's North Caucasus have been destabilized by an Islamic insurgency that has spread across the region following two separatist wars in nearby Chechnya.
Dagestan has emerged as the main base for Islamic militants, who launch near daily attacks on police and other authorities.


Updated : 2020-12-02 09:12 GMT+08:00