ROSTOV-ON-DON, March 23 (RIA Novosti) - Two militants
were killed and a police officer wounded in a drive-by
shooting in Russia's southern republic of Ingushetia, a local
law enforcement spokesman said on Monday.
The spokesman said police officers were carrying out an
operation in the town of Karabulak, when gunmen opened fire on
them from a passing Lada car.
He said police officers returned fire killing two people
in the car, while one of the officers was wounded in a shootout.
Ingushetia has seen a rise in violence of late, including
bombings and other attacks on police and officials, which have
been linked to separatists in neighboring Chechnya and local