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Dagestan
Interior Ministry spokesman Vyacheslav Gasanov said Monday the incident
on Sunday evening was sparked by the driver of the vehicle carrying the
men failing to heed a police request to stop.

Gasanov says no police officers were injured in the clash.

The
Caspian Sea province has become the epicenter of an Islamic insurgency
that has spread across the region after two separatist wars in Chechnya. Shootings, bombings and police security raids occur on a daily basis in Dagestan, which borders Chechnya to the east.

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