The interior minister of Dagestan died after being shot in the regional capital Makhachkala on Friday, Russian news agencies reported.
Adilgerei Magomedtagirov died of his wounds in hospital around 1pm local time (0900 GMT) after being shot entering a restaurant in Makhachkala. Two other people were injured in the attack.
"He was delivered in a very serious state and he died on the operating table," the chief doctor of the regional hospital Magomed Omarov, was quoted by Interfax as saying.
In a separate attack on Friday in the nearby Caucasus region of Ingushetia, four "gunmen" and a member of the security forces died in a shootout.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Haziran 2009, 17:11