Russia: Four suspected militants killed in Daghestan
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||14 February 2013|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Russia: Four suspected militants killed in Daghestan, 14 February 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/51276ee3b.html [accessed 13 March 2014]|
February 14, 2013
Russia's Interior Ministry says security troops have killed suspected four militants in Dagestan's Khasavyurt district.
The ministry in a statement said the militants might have been involved in a suicide bombing in the district earlier on February 14.
Officials said a bomber detonated his explosives after his car was stopped at a police checkpoint on the outskirts of the city of Khasavyurt, killing four and injuring six police officers.
Daghestan is one of the most violent regions in Russia's majority-Muslim North Caucasus, with Islamic insurgents regularly attacking officials, police, and military personnel.
Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax