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Islamic teacher shot dead in Russia's North Caucasus

Masked gunmen have shot dead an Islamic teacher after bursting into his home in Russia's Dagestan, in the latest such killing in the volatile region, investigators said on Friday. "At around 11:00 pm on Thursday, unidentified attackers in masks entered the house of 32-year-old Magomed Zakaryayev, the teacher at the madrasa in the village of Nechayevka and fired several shots," the Investigative Committee, which probes major cases in the country, said in a statement.

Russian forces kill five militants in Dagestan

Russian security forces on Tuesday killed five suspected Islamist militants in a special operation in Dagestan that also left one serviceman dead, the National Anti-Terror Committee (NAK) said. "As a result of the clash five criminals were neutralised," it said in a statement quoted by Russian news agencies, naming one as a senior local militant named Tural Atayev, a citizen of Azerbaijan. It said that one member of the security forces had also been killed and one other wounded in the clash in the village of Pervomaiskoe in the Khasavyurt region of Dagestan.

Seven militant suspects shot dead in Russia's Dagestan

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Seven suspected militants were killed by security forces in a shootout on Saturday near Makhachkala in Dagestan, Russian news agencies reported, a day after a grenade and bomb attack outside a restaurant in the regional capital injured several people. A spokesman for Russia's Anti-Terrorist Committee told ITAR-TASS agency those killed were suspected of carrying out Friday's attack in the mostly Muslim Dagestan region.

Three police killed in Russia's North Caucasus

Three Russian special forces officers were killed Wednesday in a security operation against suspected insurgents in the volatile North Caucasus, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said. Russia has stepped up security ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics next month in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, amid fears of a possible attack organised by insurgents from the North Caucasus. Host city Sochi is located around 550 kilometres (346 miles) from the Khasavyurt region of Dagestan where the special operation took place.

Russian police kill suspected Volgograd bus bomber in shootout

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police killed the main suspected organizer of last month's bombing of a bus in Volgograd and several other suspected militants in Dagestan on Saturday, Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee said, confirming earlier media reports. The federal government body said that the husband of the suicide bomber who detonated the bus bomb was among five militants killed in a shootout after a stand-off lasting hours at a house in Makhachkala, capital of the violent North Caucasus region of Dagestan.

Russian police kill suspected Volgograd bus bomber in shootout -media

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police killed the main suspect in last month's bombing of a bus in Volgograd and several other suspected militants in Dagestan on Saturday, media reports said. Five militants, including the husband of the suicide bomber who detonated the bus bomb, were killed in a shootout after hours of armed stand-off at a house in Makhachkala, capital of the violent North Caucasus region of Dagestan.

Russia kills five suspected militants in North Caucasus

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian security forces killed five suspected militants in the North Caucasus province of Dagestan on Friday including one believed to be a local Islamist insurgent leader, law enforcement authorities said. Police and Federal Security Service officers surrounded a home in the Caspian Sea coastal city of Derbent and exchanged fire with gunmen inside the building, which caught fire in he battle, the National Anti-Terrorist Committee said.

Senior judge killed in Russia's Dagestan province

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (Reuters) - A Supreme Court judge in Russia's North Caucasus province of Dagestan was shot dead along with his son on Wednesday, the second member of the court to be killed this year in a region beset by an Islamist insurgency and violent crime. Mukhtar Shapiyev and his son were shot in the Dagestani capital, Makhachkala, and pronounced dead shortly after arriving at hospital, the regional Interior Ministry branch said.

Two killed in suicide attack in Russia's Caucasus

Two officials were killed and more than 10 people were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb on Monday in the volatile Russian Caucasus region of Dagestan, investigators and police said. A Lada car was driven near a police station in the Dagestani village of Khuchni early Monday morning and was detonated as it came to a sudden halt, regional police said in a statement. "A suicide bomber was in the car," the statement said.

Suicide bomber in Russia's North Caucasus kills two, injures 20

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed two people and injured around 20 outside a police station in Russia's North Caucasus region of Dagestan, a regional Interior Ministry spokesman said. Insurgents wage almost daily violence in the North Caucasus region to create an Islamic state in the predominantly Muslim region which abuts the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
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