North Caucasus clashes leave 11 deadBy DPA, IANS
Thursday, November 11, 2010
MOSCOW - At least 11 people died Thursday in clashes between Russian security forces and suspected Islamist rebels in the conflict-plagued North Caucasus, the Interfax news agency reported.
The “bandits” - as Russian officials call militants who are fighting for the creation of an Islamic state in Russia’s southern provinces - had shot at a police station in Dagestan, the local Interior Ministry told Interfax.
The ensuing gunfight reportedly left seven security troops and four Islamists dead.
Deaths are reportedly almost daily in Dagestan and the other disputed Caucasus republics.