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12 Dead in Militant Clash

ROSTOV-ON-DON — Officials said an Islamist warlord, seven militants, four officers and one civilian were killed in three separate incidents in the North Caucasus.

Anti-Terrorist Committee spokesman Nikolai Sintsov said the leader of Islamist separatists in Ingushetia was killed in a shootout Friday in Ekazhevo along with two other militants.

Also Friday, police said four officers and five militants were killed in Dagestan.

In Kabardino-Balkaria, three masked militants stormed a school and stabbed a volleyball player in the gym, police spokesman Andrei Ushakov said.

(AP)

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