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Hostage in North Caucasus

Separate attacks in two North Caucasus republics left two people dead, including an alleged militant, but another insurgent managed to escape by taking hostage the driver of a car that was passing by, Interfax said Monday.

An unidentified man was killed by a bomb blast in his Zhiguli car near the Dagestani village of Gubden, a notorious insurgency hotbed, a law enforcement source said.

In Kabardino-Balkaria's town of Chegem, two men opened fire at police attempting to check their car, the National Anti-Terrorist Committee said.

One attacker, identified as local resident Eduard Ulbashev, was shot dead, but the other forced a local driver to take him away in a car, Vesti.ru said. The hostage was later released unharmed.


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