Russia: Russia says 3 officers killed in separate Dagestan clashes
Russian authorities say three law enforcement officers were killed in two separate incidents in the southern Daghestan region on August 28, including an attack claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group’s propaganda agency.
Russia’s National Antiterrorism Committee said in a statement that two officers and two suspected militants were killed in a shoot-out on the outskirts of the town of Khasavyurt in the North Caucasus republic.
The deadly clash erupted after the suspects refused to surrender, the committee said.
Meanwhile, regional investigators in Daghestan said that on the morning of August 28, one local police officer was killed and another injured in a knife attack by two assailants in the town of Kaspiisk.