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3 police killed, 6 injured in Russia clashes

Russian authorities say three police were killed and six injured in a clash with militants in the mountains near the Chechnya-Dagestan provincial border in southern Russia.

world Updated: Feb 14, 2012 18:53 IST

Russian authorities say three police were killed and six injured in a clash with militants in the mountains near the Chechnya-Dagestan provincial border in southern Russia.

Magomed Deniev, a spokesman for Chechnya's interior ministry, said police searching a forest yesterday night found the group of up to 10 unidentified fighters and engaged in a firefight.

All the fighters managed to escape and hide in the forest.

Dagestan is plagued by near-daily violence. Most of the violence is connected to an Islamic insurgency that originated in neighboring Chechnya and has spread across Russia's Caucasus region.