Russian police kill 8 suspected Islamist militants

MOSCOW - Russian police officers killed eight suspected Islamist militants in the volatile North Causcasus region where insurgents are fighting to establish an Islamic state, Russia's anti-terrorism agency said on Thursday.
Four were shot dead in a rural region of predominantly Muslim Dagestan, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said.
"(The men) opened fire with automatic weapons on law enforcement officials and as a result of the firefight the militants were fatally wounded," the agency said in a statement.
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