Three militants have been killed in a security operation in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan, a local police source said on Sunday.
The militants were killed on Sunday in the Kizlyar district in northern Dagestan, the police source said.
"According to preliminary data, during a mop-up operation in a forest, the police encountered a group of militants. In the battle that followed, three militants were killed while the fourth is trying is escape. There has been no information about casualties among the police," the source said.
More that a decade after the end of a federal war against separatists in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, Russian security forces continue to fight militants in other regions in the area, who stage frequent attacks on security forces, police and civilians.
MAKHACHKALA, May 8 (RIA Novosti)