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'Militants killed' in Russia raid
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Russian troops have killed up to eight suspected militants during a raid in the southern republic of Dagestan, officials say.

The troops stormed an apartment in the regional capital, Makhachkala, where the suspects were holed up.

The operation lasted several hours and involved armoured personnel carriers.

Dagestan lies next to volatile Chechnya in the North Caucasus and is the scene of frequent attacks blamed by Moscow on Islamist militants and criminals.



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