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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Police Colonel Killed

MAKHACHKALA, Dagestan -- A police colonel was gunned down in Dagestan on Thursday by a trio of attackers wielding automatic rifles, police said.

The officer's driver returned fire, killing two attackers.

The gunmen opened fire on Colonel Gadzhimagomed Gadzhimagomedov's car as it pulled up to the police academy he headed in Leninkan, a suburb of Makhachkala, capital of Dagestan, said Interior Ministry spokesman Abdul Musayev.