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Renewed fighting in North Caucasus kills 24

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At least 24 people have been killed during five days of fighting on the border between Chechnya and Dagestan in Russia’s North Caucasus.

Officials say 17 police and seven insurgents were killed.

Chechnya’s Kremlin-backed leader Ramzan Kadyrov says government forces were ambushed in the Kazbek region.