Russia: Soldier killed as Daghestani checkpoint attacked
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||21 August 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Russia: Soldier killed as Daghestani checkpoint attacked, 21 August 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/503def9fc.html [accessed 16 March 2014]|
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August 21, 2012
A Russian soldier has been killed in an attack on a checkpoint in the Tsunta district of Daghestan in Russia's restive North Caucasus region.
Officials said an unknown gang fired automatic weapons at a checkpoint manned by Russian Defense Ministry soldiers.
Russian news agencies quote officials as saying the attack occurred on August 20.
An investigation has been launched.
Officials said a military convoy was attacked in Daghestan's Khasavyurt region a few hours before the Tsunta incident.
Violence involving Islamic militants and security forces in Russia's North Caucasus – which includes Daghestan, Chechnya, and Ingushetia – causes hundreds of deaths and injuries each year.
Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS