Troop detail attacked in Dagestan: one serviceman killed

A troop detail was attacked in Dagestan (the republic in the North Caucasus, bordering on Chechnya), a source at the republic's interior ministry told RIA Novosti. One serviceman died and one suffered.

"Yesterday at 6.00 p.m. a body of a 19-year old conscript junior sergeant was found with a gunshot wound on the fourth kilometer of the Buinaksk-Untsukul motor road near the infantry fighting vehicle belonging to the Russian defense ministry. Another conscript soldier, who served with him, was found at the same place with a similar wound and in a grave condition, the agency's interlocutor said.

Two Kalashnikov submachine-guns and ammunition were stolen, the interior ministry's officer added.

Investigation is being conducted.

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