It is not clear if the demonstration was staged by relatives of civilians killed in the fighting or by relatives of militants or by both groups.
Under Russian law, the bodies of terrorists are not returned to their families for burial.
Kabardino-Balkaria has been long rattled by spillover violence from nearby Chechnya, as well as local criminal elements. Earlier this year, police in Nalchik twice launched assaults on alleged Islamic militants holed up in apartments.
(RFE/RL's Russian Service/AP)
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