Four militants killed in special operation in Grozny

Four militants were killed in a special operation in Chechnya’s capital Grozny, the North Caucasus republic’s leader told journalists on Thursday.

“The special operation ended with no casualties among officers, four militants were killed,” Ramzan Kadyrov said, adding that the militants were preparing a series of explosions in the city.

Weapons, explosives and ammunition were seized during the operation, which began after locals reported suspicious activities to police.

More than 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 the area. Late on Wednesday seven militants were killed in Chechnya’s Vedeno district and one near the capital.

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