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Top police officer wounded in Russia's Daghestan

MAKHACHKALA, December 29 (RIA Novosti) - A top officer with Russia's Interior Ministry, Maj. Gen. Valery Lipinsky, was wounded along with his wife and driver after his car was attacked in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Daghestan, a local police spokesman said on Monday.

The attack took place at 19:00 Moscow time (16:00 GMT) near the republic's capital of Makhachkala.

Lipinsky and his driver were hospitalized, while his wife received a superficial injury.

According to a spokesman for the 102nd mechanized infantry brigade of the interior forces in Daghestan, which Lipinsky previously headed, the official is currently deputy head of the regional interior forces headquarters for the North Caucasus.

Media reported Lipinsky was previously first deputy chairman of Daghestan's anti-terrorism commission.

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