Russia: Seven dead in clashes between police, militants

Source: McClatchy DC Bureau

“Clashes between police and militants in the volatile southern province of Dagestan killed three law enforcement officers and four suspected militants Monday, officials said. The National Anti-terrorism Committee’s spokesman, Alexander Polyakov, said two suspects holed up in a building in the town of Khasavyurt near Chechnya and died in a gunbattle that erupted after they refused to surrender. Two law enforcement agents also were killed, he said. In a separate clash in the town of Kaspiysk on the Caspian Sea, two men armed with knives attacked three police officers, killing one and wounding another before the third officer shot the assailants to death, authorities said.” (08/28/17)