5 militants, 4 policemen killed in shooutout in Dagestan

MOSCOW, June 17 (KUNA) — Five militants and four police officers were killed in a shootout in south Dagestan in North Caucus on Friday, Russia’s Interfax News Agency reported.
The agency quoted anti-terrorism committee sources as saying that Russian security forces had eliminated five militants in a suburb in south Dagestan.
Four police officers were also killed and five others wounded in the shootout, the sources added.
Dagestan is located in the southern European part of Russia in the North Caucasus region, on the Caspian Sea. It has been locked in instability due to occasional clashes between Russian security forces and militants. (end) as.mys