15 killed in shootouts in Russia's N. Caucasus region

August 28, 2010 15:24


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ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia —At least 14 suspected militants and one police officer were killed in three security raids in Russia's North Caucasus region, police said Saturday.

Police said nine militants were killed in two separate shootouts with police in the Kabardino-Balkariya republic late Friday evening. They said two of the militants were suspected of organizing a deadly bombing in the same area in May.

In the Caucasus republic of Dagestan, police said five militants and one police officer were killed in another shootout that same evening.

Russia has been fighting an insurgency in the southern region following two wars in Chechnya in the past 15 years. The militants seek an Islamic emirate across the North Caucasus.

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