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4 Spetsnaz Troops Injured in Clash With Dagestani Militants

Four special forces troops have been injured in an ongoing clash with Dagestani militants, a news report said Thursday.

The incident took place Thursday morning at a property outside the village of Khutrakh, in the Tsuntinsky district of Dagestan, in which there were presumed to be two unidentified armed men. The troops surrounded the building and ordered the men to surrender, but hand grenades were thrown at them instead, the republic's branch of the Investigative Committee said.

One militant was killed in the exchange and the second was injured, investigators said.

A source in the area said that the survivor is continuing to resist capture, despite being wounded.

The news comes two days after Ramazan Abdulatipov, acting president of the republic, said he was ready to consider an amnesty for former militants who want to return to a peaceful life.

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