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More gunbattles in Russia's North Caucasus

More gunbattles in Russia's North Caucasus

Officials say Russian police troops are searching for militants in the violent North Caucasus of Ingushetia after a battle that killed one officer and wounded seven.
The Ingush Interior Ministry says one gunman was also believed killed in the fighting Tuesday night.
The ministry said Wednesday troops were searching forested regions along the Ingush-Chechen border when 20 gunmen opened fire.
Police troops have stepped up operations along the shared border, as attacks on officials in Ingushetia have spiked in recent months. Ingushetia's president was severely wounded in a suicide bombing last month.
Officials in another North Caucasus region, Dagestan, said one of seven officers shot in a gunbattle Tuesday died of his wounds.


Updated : 2021-10-18 23:12 GMT+08:00