Security Forces Kill Four Gunmen in Russia's Daghestan

May 07, 2014

Security forces and police in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan have killed four alleged terrorists.

Daghestani police says that the operation took place in the town of Semender near the Daghestani capital, Makhachkala, on May 7.

Russian's National Counterterrorism Committee confirmed the report, adding that the special operation was held after security forces had received information about possible terrorist acts in Makhachkala during Victory Day celebrations on May 9.

On May 5, three alleged militants were killed in a similar operation in Daghestan's western city of Khasavyurt after a police officer was wounded in a shooting attack.

Daghestan has been plagued by violence linked to Islamic extremism and organized crime for years, with thousands of people being killed and injured.

Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS