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2 police officers killed in ambush

July 14, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Gunmen ambushed police in Russia's North Caucasus, officials said, killing two of the officers in the latest spate of violence in the southern region. A sniper killed a third officer in another incident.

The region has been dogged by daily shootings, blasts and other violence linked to gangs, ethnic feuds, separatists and Islamic radicals.

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