2 Police Killed, 17 Wounded; 4 Militants Shot Dead in Counter-Terrorist Operation in Dagestan; ISIS Claims Responsibility

May 15, 2016
Gadzhiakhmed Kaziakhmedov, father of Felks Kaziakhmedov, former mayor of Derbent, murdered May 9. Police pursuing his murderers were attacked with a grenade, then in turn killed 4 militants in a gunfight in which 2 police died and 17 were wounded. Photo via Caucasian Knot


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