Three militants killed by Special Forces in North Caucasus

Russian Special Forces have reportedly killed three gunmen in a counter-terror operation in the North Caucasus.

­Some of those killed are suspected of shooting tourists in the country's southern republic of Kabardino-Balkaria last weekend.

On Saturday, two masked men stopped a minibus heading for Mount Elbrus.

At least three tourists were killed and two injured when the gunmen opened fire.