Shooting in Dagestan, two police officers injured

Shooting in Dagestan, two police officers injured

An unidentified gunman opened fire at police officers in Russia’s North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan, injuring two of them, and fled, a spokesperson for the regional interior ministry department said.

"Two officers were injured in the incident that took place in the village of Toturbiykala in the Khasavyurt district. Police officers noticed a suspicious man and tried to check his identity," the source said, adding that after that, the gunman opened fire at the officers and fled.

The search for the attacker is under way.

According to a source in the republic’s interior ministry department, the injuries of the officers were not life-threatening. "The officers received moderately severe injuries and were hospitalized. Their condition is not life-threatening," TASS cited the official as saying.

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