| GEO World|
| Four police killed in shootout in Russian Caucasus|
| Updated at: 1502 PST, Wednesday, June 16, 2010|
MOSCOW: Four police and three suspected rebels were killed Wednesday in a shootout in the Russian Caucasus region of Dagestan, a police spokeswoman told foreign news agency.
The shootout took place as police surrounded suspected rebels in a village in the Khasavyurtovsky district in northern Dagestan, the spokeswoman for the Dagestan interior ministry said.
Dagestan, in the volatile North Caucasus region in the south of Russia, has been the site of regular attacks against security services.