Thursday, May 9, 2013

Russian police kill eight suspected Islamist militants in North Caucasus

Russian police officers killed eight suspected Islamist militants in the volatile North Causcasus region where insurgents are fighting to establish an Islamic state, Russia's anti-terrorism agency said on Thursday.

Four were shot dead in a rural region of predominantly Muslim Dagestan, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said.

"(The men) opened fire with automatic weapons on law enforcement officials and as a result of the firefight the militants were fatally wounded," the agency said in a statement.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/09/us-russia-caucasus-idUSBRE9480QQ20130509