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RIAN: Police officer killed in Russian N.Caucasus republic

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  • Norbert Strade
    Police officer killed in Russian N.Caucasus republic NALCHIK, December 6 (RIA Novosti) - A police officer in the Russian North Caucasus republic of
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      Police officer killed in Russian N.Caucasus republic

      NALCHIK, December 6 (RIA Novosti) - A police officer in the Russian
      North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria has been gunned down on
      his way home from work, a police source said on Thursday.

      "The attack on the police officer occurred at about 10:00 p.m. Moscow
      time (7:00 p.m. GMT) on Wednesday in the village of Stary Cherek, where
      an unknown gunman came up to the officer, who was returning home after
      work, and fired into his chest," a source said.

      The police officer died in hospital soon after the attack. A cause of
      the attack is not clear at the moment.

      The republic's capital, Nalchik, was the scene of a concerted and
      prolonged attack on police and other officials by militants on October
      13, 2005. 24 police, 14 civilians, and some 90 militants died in the
      shooting, which lasted for around 24 hours.

      Nalchik is about 100 km (60 miles) northwest of Beslan, where Chechen
      separatists seized a school in 2004, leading to the deaths of more than
      300 people, many of them children. (*)
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      * "Leading to" is a nice euphemism. The victims were murdered in cold
      blood by FSB special forces using regular military weapons and WMDs. N.S.
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