t least two suspected militants were killed in a special police operation in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, republic’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov said.
Kadyrov said that a group of between seven and ten suspected militants was blocked on the border of the Vedensky and Shatoi districts during the special operation launched on Monday.
“We have information that two militants were killed, but the number may be higher. One of the killed militants, according to preliminary information, comes from a Middle East country,” Kadyrov said.
A source in the Chechen Interior Ministry said earlier that one of the law enforcers was killed and two wounded during the operation, which would resume with the daylight on Tuesday.
Sporadic terrorist attacks and militant clashes are common in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus republics, where Russia has held two wars against separatists in Chechnya, although the Kremlin has officially ended its military campaign against separatists and terrorists there.
MOSCOW/GROZNY, May 3 (RIA Novosti)