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The special operation in Dagestan Interior Ministry continues third day

January 5 2006

The special operation in Dagestan Interior Ministry has resumed this morning. For the third day in Untsukulsky region of the republic is fighting. Riot police and military are trying to dislodge militants from the shelter.

From early morning here, not far from the tunnel Gimri go active hostilities. First raid zone fired from helicopters, then opened fire from 120-millimeter guns that set the night before.

All beats are spot in nature, since, according to representatives of the Interior Ministry, at the moment is accurately known location of the militants.

Adilgirey Magomedtagirov, the interior minister of Dagestan: "During the night the situation had not changed. We blocked the whole area, where there may be gangs. And in the morning of their location has worked out air and artillery. Now riot police, SWAT SOBR and will produce cleaning. I think, before dinner will begin the final phase of the operation. "

At the moment, the official losses are as follows: one person killed and 10 injured. The injured are in hospital, doctors say the danger to their life there.

But the official figures and unofficial vary widely. NTV sources claim that the mountains are still dead bodies of two riot policemen. Relationship with them disappeared the day before yesterday evening. And today, security forces will take the effort to find them.

Now the valley has a group of special forces, SWAT and the mobile unit MIA, who scoured the area. The military argued that after such a massive fire among the militant unlikely anyone survived, according to NTV.

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