Two hit men wiped out in Russia’s southern republic
In Ingushetia, an armoured vehicle was fired on by a group of unidentified assailants travelling in a black car, which was later found abandoned. One of the police officers died at the scene from his injuries. It's thought five other men were wounded.
In a separate incident in Ingushetia, at least one officer was injured when a police checkpoint came under attack.
Two of the insurgents were also killed. They were reportedly locals.
Meanwhile, in Russia's republic of Dagestan, three police officers were injured when a bomb went off near the vehicle they were travelling in.
Officials say the men suffered minor head injuries and are now being treated in hospital.