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22 Feb, 2011 19:59

Three militants killed by Special Forces in North Caucasus

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.