Gunmen kill two police officers in Dagestan
Two police officers were killed on late Tuesday when gunmen opened fire on a police vehicle in the North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, local officials said on Wednesday. One of the gunmen was gunned down by one of the officers.
The attack happened at 7:45 p.m. local time when three unidentified gunmen opened fire with automatic weapons at a traffic police car in Khasavyurt. "Police opened fire in response," said a spokesperson for the Dagestan Interior Ministry.
Officials said the two police officers gunned down one of the attackers before they were both shot themselves. "As a result of the shooting, one of the criminals was killed," said the spokesperson. The Interior Ministry said that one of the officers died at the scene while the second officer later died at a local hospital without regaining consciousness.
The other two attackers fled the scene.
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