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15 Sep, 2008 03:29

Six killed in counter terrorist operation

Six killed in counter terrorist operation

Two militants have been killed along with four policemen, following a counter terrorist operation in the southern Russian republic of Ingushetia. Another eight policemen were also reportedly wounded during the operation.

The gunmen were surrounded in a private house in the Malgobek region of Ingushetia. The shoot-out erupted on Sunday afternoon and continued for some time.

An investigation is underway.

Meanwhile in a separate incident in the republic, a policeman was injured along with his mother, when an explosive device attached to his car detonated.