MAKHACHKALA, March 23 (RIA Novosti) - Five gunmen and two special forces officers were killed and another six injured in Russia’s North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan, the Investigative Committee said on Saturday.
Police previously said the gunmen had been holed up in a house in the village of Semender since Wednesday.
The counterterrorism operation in Semender began early on Wednesday, after security forces entered the village to search for a suspected member of an illegal armed group.
On March 9, two gunmen were shot dead when a group of unidentified attackers opened fire on police in the village of Mutsaul, in Dagestan’s Khasavyurt district.
The Islamist insurgency, once confined largely to the republic of Chechnya, has spread across the North Caucasus in recent years. Attacks on security forces, police and civilians are reported regularly in the neighboring republics of Dagestan, Ingushetia and Kabardino-Balkaria.
Over a decade after the war against Islamist separatists in Chechnya ended, Russian security forces continue to fight militants in the volatile region.
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- akbarStop press 'Russian church is in danger'.01:37, 24/03/2013President Putin,I hope these two articles find you soon and in good health.First,there are now over one million people who have been lableled as anything from 'Truth seekers, to 'arm chair revolutionaries',who also represent the silent mojority and they selflessly post 'little truth' they have learnt,on websites like Gmail,Tweeter,Tumblr and Face book.These websites are being scrutinised by super computers made by companies such as AT&T and they all serve the interests of Jesuits in the Vatican.They pass on their datas to agencies such as CIA,NSA,MI6,MI5 and few others.Jesuits are finding these people dangerous to their interests as a result they have forced US congress to pass a law to consider these people as "Combatants" and US military have issued orders to execute them anywhere in USA and even to be assassinated by American drones.Those who reside in Canada,UK,Australia and the rest the world,Vatican through their international networks,have organised "Bounty hunters" to find and destroy these harmless,desent people.Jesuits are after world domination and they need to get credibility among people and to do so,they have planned to destroy true Christianity specially the destruction of Russian orthodox church.They will achieve this not through physical destruction of the churches or assassination of priests,rather than by way of destroying manuscripts and religious texts and rewriting new ones and also pay preists,scholars and corrupt historians to write disinformation on Russian Christiniaty and to bring it more closer to the Jesuits agenda.The alarm bell should be ringing in Kremlin the minute one gets news about major fire in Churches,water floods in churches libaries and even vandalizing religious and historical artworks by anarchists such as "Pussy riots"There is a motif in their madness).President Putin you are endowed with a presidency of a secular federation,as a result tasked with the protection of all religions and beliefs in Russia.President Putin;You have been chosen as a guardian for Russian orthodoxy for a reason,it was meant to happen specially during the time of uncertainty,ie now.You are not alone,you have allies among Christian in Russia,Latin America,middle east and North Africa.You also find allies among Muslims mainly Sufis,Shiites and Alawites.You also find true allies among true socilists and communists.Best assurance to prove the point is to confess to president Putin that I am too a communist,but not as vain or reactionary as comrade Zyuganov,but a real socialist born a socialist,lived as a Leninist,dreamt Marxism and hope to die as an Athiest,but that aside Christianity in Russian federation,needs your help and attention.
Secondly ,soon we are going to be visited by a very friendly,distinquished and long awaited guest.This being is going to use some TV media to get messages across to the people of the world and RT international is chosen to be "the platform".It is for that reason that Government inspecters should get RT's act together and clean up the managment and revive its true reporting and jurnalistics ethics.Few weeks ago RT under "modernisation" pretext ,has allowed RT blogers to be identified by Jesuits controlled websites,such as Face books,Trumblr,Tweeter and Gmails which is dangerous and they should be removed from RT's 'comment section' to protect the identity of RT blogers.This "modernisation" must have been planned by Jesuits and must have been put to operation by the insistance of their agents or the executive branch of RT.One should be careful with these people as they are very crafty and lie like beutiful whores.President Putin I am afraid you are "the chosen one" and as they say a "man with many missions" but don't worry as mother nature will keep an eye on you.
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The failure of the Islamist political parties who came to power in the dramatic events of the Arab Spring would allow the military to reenter the political arena. Political Islam was successful in the opposition, but it could fail in power, as the negative experience of Egypt and Iraq have shown.