Security forces have reportedly killed a suspected militant in an operation in Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan.
Russian news agencies are reporting that the raid in which a member of the security forces was also killed, took place in Novy Khushet, a village near the regional capital of Makhachkala.
News agencies earlier reported that security forces had surrounded a house in the village where two suspected militants were holed up.
Violent clashes between security forces and Islamic insurgents are frequent in Daghestan.
Militants in the North Caucasus say they want to establish an Islamic state along Russia's southern border.
Based on reporting by Interfax and Reuters