ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — A Russian police spokesman says two attackers opened fire on a police station in the country's restive Caucasus region and were killed in a subsequent chase.
Vladimir Zaitzev of the regional Interior Ministry says the attack took place Wednesday in Uchkeken, a village in the republic of Karachayevo-Cherkessiya. The gunmen fired on the station with an automatic rifle, then sped away in an automobile.
The attackers' car ran into a tree and they opened fire on police when they emerged. Police returned fire and killed both, Zaitsev said. Caucasus provinces, notably Dagestan and Chechnya, have been shaken for years by violence attributed to Islamic insurgents and criminals.