Four militants killed in Dagestan
According to the republic’s Interior Ministry press service, a group of ten militants appeared to be in the forest near two of Dagestan’s villages.
In the exchange of fire, a Russian policeman was fatally wounded and died on the way to hospital. Bodies of the militants were discovered after the clash.
Other militants are reported to be on the run. According to the press service, the area of the clash has been cordoned off.
The incident follows a series of counterterrorist operations over the past few weeks to clamp down on escalating violence in the Caucasus.