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Clashes kill 5 militants, 4 police

June 29, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Russian officials said five militants and four police officers have been killed in the violence-plagued south.

The local interior ministry in Rostov-on-Don said police killed three suspected militants, including a woman, in Dagestan province.

A police spokesman in neighboring Chechnya said a clash in the province left two militants and four police officers dead, and four officers wounded. He said the clash occurred when police pursued a group of militants suspected of killings of civilians and arson.

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