MOSCOW (AA) - A gunman opened fire at a festival in Russia's northern Caucasus Republic of Dagestan on Sunday, killing four people and injuring four -- including two police officers -- said Russia's Interior Ministry.
The unidentified gunman was also killed.
"At about 16.30 [13.30GMT], an unknown man opened fire using a hunting rifle," said a ministry statement.
"As a result, four people were killed and four injured. Among the wounded are two members of the security forces. The gunman was killed.”
The incident happened during an outdoor festival in celebration of Maslenitsa, a Russian spring festival.
Dagestan borders the Caspian Sea to the east as well as Azerbaijan and Georgia.