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6 Militants Killed in Dagestan

The Anti-Terrorism Committee said security forces had killed six militants Tuesday in a raid on a forest hideout and a firefight at a house in Dagestan.

The committee said five militants, including wanted rebel leaders, were killed on the border of the Derbent and Tabasaran districts of the turbulent North Caucasus republic, the current focus of insurgent violence.

It said one of the insurgent leaders committed a series of murders last year, including the shooting of two village officials and the director of a local middle school.

The committee said another militant was killed in a raid on a home in the village of Galashky, in nearby Ingushetia, after a person inside opened fire on security forces.

(Reuters)

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