MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Committee said the Islamist cell was made up of four members and plotted attacks on authorities and law enforcement agencies in Dagestan.
"An NAC Staff-backed operation by FSB [Federal Security Service] and the Interior Ministry forces in the Republic of Dagestan disrupted activities of a clandestine criminal cell linked to the international terrorist organization, Daesh," a NAC statement read.
One suspected Islamist was tracked down to a private home in the city of Derbent after police were tipped off about his whereabouts. He was killed in a shootout with police, while the remaining three members were detained at other locations.
Dagestan is a hotbed of Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus. Multiple violent attacks have plagued the region over the past decade.