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A suspected militant has been killed during a counter-terrorism operation in the Russia’s restive Dagestan region, a law enforcement source said Thursday.

MAKHACHKALA, December 26 (RIA Novosti) – A suspected militant has been killed during a counter-terrorism operation in the Russia’s restive Dagestan region, a law enforcement source said Thursday.

The suspect has been identified as “gang member Madrid Babakhanov,” the source told RIA Novosti.

More than a decade after a war against Islamist separatists ended in the neighboring republic of Chechnya, Russian security forces and police continue to fight militants in the volatile region.

The Islamist insurgency, once confined largely to Chechnya, has spread across the North Caucasus as attacks on security forces, police and civilians are reported regularly in the nearby republics of Dagestan, Ingushetia and Kabardino-Balkaria.

 

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