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One of the terrorists killed in a daylong gun and tank fight in the southern republic of Dagestan was a top gunman suspected of being the mastermind of one of Russia's worst terrorist attacks.
Authorities say Khalilov was behind the 2002 bomb attack on a military parade in the town of Kaspiisk that killed 42 people. His fighters also have been blamed for a wide range of attacks in Dagestan, which borders Chechnya, where Russian forces and separatists have fought two wars since 1994.