MOSCOW, April 9 (RIA Novosti) - Two traffic police
officers were wounded after gunmen opened fire on them late
Wednesday in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Daghestan, a
police source said on Thursday.
The source said that at around midnight traffic police
stopped a BMW car near a gas station on the Kavkaz federal
highway for a routine document check.
"The driver and his passenger opened fire on the police
officers wounding two of them. After that they abandoned their
car and fled," the source said.
He added that the assailants also killed a farmer, when
they ran onto his land while trying to escape from the police.
Sporadic terrorist attacks and militant clashes are common
in Daghestan, and in neighboring Chechnya, although the Kremlin
has officially ended its military campaign to fight separatists
and terrorists there.