Four suspected militants have been killed in a special operation in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Ingushetia.
One security officer was also killed in the shootouts.
Local police officials say a group of gunmen opened fire at police officers early on April 8 in the village of Dalakovo.
A counterterrorism operation in the village is continuing.
Ingushetia, along with Russia's other volatile North Caucasus republics such as Kabardino-Balkaria, Daghestan, and Chechnya, continues to experience violence linked to Islamic extremists and organized criminal groups.
Based on reporting by RIA Novosti and Interfax