Seven Militant Suspects Shot Dead In Russia

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January 18, 2014 AT 6:53 AM
Seven suspected militants were killed by security forces in a shootout on Saturday near Makhachkala in Dagestan, a day after a grenade and bomb attack outside a restaurant in the regional capital injured several people. A spokesman for Russia's Anti-Terrorist Committee said those killed were suspected of carrying out Friday's attack in the mostly Muslim Dagestan region. Sources said one woman was among the suspects killed when police stormed a house where they were hiding. Regional capital Makhachkala is about 385 miles east of the Black Sea resort of Sochi, the site of next month's Winter Olympic Games, which President Vladimir Putin has made his top priority for promoting Russia's image abroad.