Support The Moscow Times!

One Police Officer, Two Assailants Killed in Russia’s Dagestan

Alexei Smyshlyaev / TASS

A police officer has been gunned down and two assailants killed during a shootout in the restive North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency cited a local law enforcement source as saying Monday.

The incident took place in the city of Kaspiysk on the Caspian Sea’s western coast, 20 kilometers south of Dagestan’s capital of Makhachkala.

The attack is the third deadly assault on law enforcement officials this year, RIA Novosti says.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world.

Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from domestic violence and LGBT issues to the climate crisis and a secretive nuclear blast that exposed unknowing doctors to radiation.

As we approach the holiday season, please consider making a one-time donation — or better still a recurring donation — to The Moscow Times to help us continue producing vital, high-quality journalism about the world’s largest country.