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Dagestan cleric killed in suicide bomb attack


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Dagestan cleric killed in suicide bomb attack

An influential Islamic cleric in Russia’s Dagestan region was one of eight people killed in a suicide bomb attack. Sheikh Said Afandi died when a woman carrying explosives entered his home.
 
The victims were buried later the same day. Russia is struggling to contain an Islamic insurgency in the region following the war in Chechnya.