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Militant involved in terrorism-related crimes killed in special operation in Dagestan

A militant who was involved in terror attacks has been killed by law enforcement officers in Russia’s North Caucasian Dagestan region, a spokesman for the National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) told TASS on Friday.

"A bandit involved in terrorism-related crimes has been killed in a counterterrorist operation in Dagestan’s Khasavyurt district," the spokesman said, adding that the operation was held near the village of Endirey. "Law enforcement officers seized weapons, munitions and an improvised explosive device at the site," the spokesman said.

"According to data of the operational headquarters, the killed militant was involved in attacks on law enforcers, including in the murder of police officers in the region’s Kizilyurt district this year. He was a member of a group of Islamic State supporters that was neutralized in October 2018," he said.

The militant was blocked in the outskirts of the village of Endirey. "He refused to surrender arms and opened gunfire at law enforcers to be killed in the shootout," the spokesman said, adding that there were no casualties among law enforcers and civilians.

[Source: Itar Tass, Moscow, 07Dec18]

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