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Armed gunmen opened fire on a police vehicle in Khasavyurt
Armed gunmen opened fire on a police vehicle in Khasavyurt in Russia's volatile North Caucasus republic of Daghestan injuring an officer, a police source said on Thursday.

The attack occurred late Wednesday night the source said, "Unknown assailants opened fire on the police vehicle which was carrying two officers, as a result of the shooting the passenger...was hospitalized with various injuries."

Some 17 9mm-caliber cartridges were retrieved from the scene, he added.

Police are searching for the gunmen.

Daghestan and Ingushetia, which both border Chechnya, have seen a sharp increase in attacks on law enforcement and military personnel of late.


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