Russian general died after attack in Dagestan

A senior Russian officer died following an attack on his car came under fire in the Dagestan region of southern Russia on Monday.

Russian general died after attack in Dagestan

A senior Russian officer died following an attack on his car came under fire in the Dagestan region of southern Russia on Monday, Russian news agencies reported.

Major General Valery Lipinsky, deputy commander of the North Caucasus arm of Russia's Interior Ministry forces, died in hospital from chest wounds, Interfax news agency quoted an official in the local prosecutor's office as saying.

Lipinsky was travelling through the regional capital of Makhachkala when it came under fire, the RIA agency reported.

Gun and bomb attacks in Russia's Northern Caucasus regions are common, although they rarely result in the deaths of senior officials.

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