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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

6 Killed in North Caucasus

ROSTOV-ON-DON — Two masked gunmen burst into a cafe in the town of Chegem in Kabardino-Balkaria on Wednesday, shooting dead four traffic policemen on their lunch break and injuring the fifth, a police spokesman said.

In Dagestan, two suspected insurgents were killed in an overnight gun-battle with police after blockading themselves in a house in the village of

Shamkhal.

And in the nearby town of Kizlyar, three people were wounded in a bomb blast at a food store late Tuesday, police said.

Meanwhile, in Moscow, investigators formally charged seven of 10 people detained on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack on New Year’s Eve, the Investigative Committee said.

Only one of them, Dagestani native Artur Magomedov, was identified by name.

(AP, MT)