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'Six militants die' in Dagestan
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Security forces in Russia's southern republic of Dagestan say they have killed six militants in two days of clashes in a mountainous area.

Four militants died when police and special forces stormed a house in the village of Gelim-Batan late on Wednesday, officials said.

Earlier, two militants died in separate clashes with security forces.

Dagestan, bordering Chechnya, has long been plagued by violence - often linked to the Chechen rebel movement.

Russia blames Islamist militants and criminal gangs for the unrest in the region.

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