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Russia: Security officers shoot three dead in Daghestan

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 17 February 2013
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Russia: Security officers shoot three dead in Daghestan, 17 February 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/51276eecc.html [accessed 24 July 2014]
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February 17, 2013

Security officers have reportedly shot dead three militants in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Daghestan.

Local media reported on February 17 that the militants were hiding in a wood and opened fire on security officers searching the area in the early hours of the day.

The Interfax news agency quoted the investigative department of the Investigative Committee for Daghestan as identifying the leader of the three as Daniyal Zargalov, known as the emir of the Northern Sector.

Moscow is struggling to quell a persistent Islamist insurgency in Daghestan more than a decade after it fought two separatist wars in the adjacent republic of Chechnya.

Rights groups say the revolt is driven by a mix of religion, corruption, and grievances about the strong-arm tactics some local leaders have employed against suspected militants and their families.

Based on reporting by Reuters, Interfax, and ITAR-TASS

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