MAKHACHKALA- Police in Russia’s restive Dagestan region in the North Caucasus say at least four officers and six militants have died in a series of clashes. Police spokeswoman Fatina Ubaidatova said three officers were wounded in a skirmish with a group of militants near the village of Kasumkent
in southern Dagestan early Friday, and one policeman later died of wounds. She said four gunmen were also killed. In a separate clash in the Derbent region a suspected militant was killed in a sweep that also left one police officer dead. And in the Tabasaran region, a militant fired at police, killing two officers and wounding four others before being shot dead.