Police killed three militants in the North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan, including a local warlord and a woman trained as a suicide bomber, the National Anti-Terrorist Committee said on Sunday.
Police launched a special operation early on Sunday after blocking a group of militants in a house in the town of Dagestaniskiye Ogni, some 120 km (75 miles) south of the capital Makhachkala. A counter-terrorist regime was imposed to battle the militants.
As a result of the operation, three militants were killed, including a woman, the common-law wife of one of those killed. Another woman was wounded and detained by the police.
One of the gunmen was identified as Mekhtibek Bashirov, the head of the Derbent district terrorist group in Dagestan while both women were on the federal wanted list as they had been trained by militants as suicide bombers, the committee said.
A large arsenal of weaponry was found in the house were the militants had been hiding.
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.
MOSCOW, July 24 (RIA Novosti)