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Counter-terrorism operation declared in Dagestan’s capital

May 07, 2015, 8:46 UTC+3 MAKHACHKALA
Efforts are underway to locate and neutralize gunmen, a representative of the operation headquarters said
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MAKHACHKALA, May 7. /TASS/. A counter-terrorism operation was launched on Thursday morning in several streets of Makhachkala, the capital of Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan, the operation headquarters of National Anti-Terrorism Committee has said.

"At 6:00 a.m. [0300GMT] the counter-terrorism operation regime was imposed within Gamidov, Timiryazev and Sulakskaya Streets and the October Revolution channel," a representative of the operation headquarters said.

Efforts are underway to locate and neutralize gunmen, he said.

A source in the city law enforcement agencies told TASS that police have cordoned off a house where the gunmen may be hiding.

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