ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — Officials on Thursday said two police officers have been killed and five wounded in Russia's southern Caucasus region.

Regional police spokesman Maxim Ushanov said assailants gunned down two police officers in the village of Shalushki in the Kabardino-Balkariya province Thursday.

Magomed Tagirov, police spokesman in the nearby province of Dagestan, said that two roadside bombs wounded five policemen in the provincial capital of Makhachkala.