11 ISIS-Linked Gang Militants Killed in Russia’s North Caucasus

11 ISIS-Linked Gang Militants Killed in Russia’s North Caucasus
Sun Nov 22, 2015 18:55:33

Russian special forces have killed 11 militants from a gang that swore allegiance to Islamic State, according to National Counter-Terrorist Committee. The counter-terrorist operation is continuing in a mountainous region near the city of Nalchik in Russia’s North Caucasus.

The firefight between police and the militants started on early Sunday morning in woodland adjacent to Nalchik, the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria Republic, where counter-terrorist operation was announced. A unit searching a territory near the city spotted a group of militants in a dug-out.

The special unit blocked the area and surrounded the bunker, advising the militants to surrender, but the group answered with fire from automatic weapons and threw several grenades.

The first skirmish with the militants resulted in reported five dead among the group. Later on the number of deceased terrorists grew to eleven, National Counter-Terrorist Committee reports.

At 1:00 p.m. Moscow time, the head of the Federal Security Service (FSB) office in Kabardino-Balkaria ended the counter-terrorist operation regime imposed in Nalchik and the neighboring Cherek municipal district at 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

No casualties among law enforcement or special services have been officially reported.

On November 10, another counter-terrorist operation in Nalchik ended with Robert Zankishiev, a leader of a local ISIS cell, being killed.


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