Police killed two suspected militants in a security operation in the Republic of Dagestan in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus region, a police source said on Sunday.
The militants were killed in the Khasavyurt district in central Dagestan.
“The police blocked a private house in the village of Vinsady on Sunday where two militants were killed during an assault. Their identities are being established,” the police source said.
No casualties among the police were reported.
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.