Security forces in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan have reportedly killed five suspected militants.
Russia's National Antiterrorism Committee said on February 12 that the suspects were shot dead in a special operation in Daghestan's Derbent district.
Committee officials said the dead men have been identified as individuals wanted by Daghestani authorities for involvement in extremist and terrorist groups.
Daghestan has become one of Russia’s most restive republics in the majority-Muslim North Caucasus region in recent years.
Islamic insurgents regularly attack officials, police, and military personnel.
Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS