Serviceman kills officer at checkpoint in Dagestan MAKHACHKALA. Dec 10 (Interfax-AVN) - An officer was killed and two others were wounded by gunfire at the base of a mountain infantry brigade in the town of Botlikh in Dagestan, a source in Dagestan's Interior Ministry told Interfax-AVN. "Serviceman Vladimir Buldakhin opened fire at officers at about 3 p.m., Moscow time, on Saturday, while on duty at a checkpoint. The reasons for the shooting were not immediately clear," the source said. Three sustained wounds in the fire. Sergeant Vladimir Kuznetsov died on his way to a hospital, he said. Local resident Gadzhimagomed Zikullayev was hospitalized. Lt. Col. Dmitry Polyansky was given medical attention and was discharged from hospital, the source said.