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Dagestan Convoy Attacked

MAKHACHKALA — Gunmen opened fire on the convoy of Dagestan's top anti-extremism campaigner on Friday, killing two guards, officials said.

A car posing as a local taxi in Makhachkala pulled up on the road alongside the convoy belonging to Akhmed Bataliyev, chief of Dagestan's Center for Anti-Extremist Activities, and started shooting. "Two people were killed," said a source at the local Investigative Committee, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

Bataliyev wasn't injured. Dagestani rebels claimed responsibility.

(Reuters)

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