Moscow: Police officer shot dead
In related news, Russian forces killed 4 Islamist extremists, and a madrasah teacher was shot dead in Dagestan.
It's unclear who's behind the Moscow shooting, but keep in mind that 'bandits' is a Russian code-word for 'Islamist extremists'.
[O]ne policeman was killed and another wounded in Moscow Saturday when they came under fire from attackers suspected to be natives of Dagestan, officials said.
The police were responding to a report of a family brawl in Moscow's western region of Kuntsevo in the early morning when they stopped a suspicious car. But then came under fire from the vehicle while checking the driver's papers.
The district's police chief Ivan Krasnykh told Russian news agencies that according to preliminary information the occupants of the car were three men from Dagestan.
"While the documents were being checked, they suddenly opened fire on the policemen," he was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency. The police then returned the fire.
Junior lieutenant Denis Kleimovich was killed on the spot while sergeant Konstantin Bykov was seriously wounded in the shoulder and stomach and is now in intensive care, he said.
The assailants fled and police have mounted a major hunt for them. "For us it is a matter of honour to find and arrest these bandits," said Krasnykh.
Source: France24 (English)