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Attacks on Russian officials in Ingushetia and Dagestan

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-08-13

Three employees of the Russian emergency ministry were killed during an ambush in the troubled republic of Ingushetia. In another Russian territory of the North Caucasus, Dagestan, two policemen were shot in an attack.

AFP - Three employees of the Russian emergencies ministry and two police officers have been shot dead in the latest attacks in Russia's violence-torn Caucasus region, news agencies reported Sunday.
  
The workers for the emergencies ministry, which deals with natural disasters and other catastrophes, were shot early Sunday in an ambush in the region of Ingushetia.
  
"Unknown individuals fired on the car in which the emergencies ministry employees were travelling," an Ingush interior ministry spokesman told Interfax.
  
"Two of them died on the spot and one other died on arrival in hospital."
  
Meanwhile two police officers were killed in the region of Dagestan when their patrol post came under fire from a passing car, the RIA Novosti news agency reported.
  
The attack took place just before midnight on Saturday. One of the police was killed on the spot while the other died in the ambulance on the way to hospital.
  
Overwhelmingly Muslim Ingushetia and Dagestan are battling Islamist militants who are waging a low-level but increasingly deadly insurgency against the pro-Kremlin local authorities.
  
Ingush president Yunus-Bek Yevkurov was critically wounded in an attack on his motorcade in June and has been in hospital in Moscow ever since.
  
Officials have said his condition is now improving and his temporary replacement Rashid Gaisanov said this week that Yevkurov would return to work in mid-August.

Date created : 2009-08-02

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