Police in Russia's Republic of Daghestan in volatile North Caucasus say four suspected militants have been killed.
The four suspects reportedly opened fire at police and security troops when their car was stopped on a highway in Daghestan’s Buinaksk district. Police had to fire back and killed the attackers.
No casualties among police and security forces were reported. Police are trying to identify the assailants.
Police found weapons and ammunition in the car.
Daghestan has become one of the most restive republics in the majority-Muslim North Caucasus region in recent years where Islamic insurgents regularly attack officials, police and military personnel.
Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS