Accessibility links

Breaking News

Eight Suspected Militants Killed In Kabardino-Balkaria


Officials at the National Antiterrorist Committee in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria say eight suspected militants, including two women, have been killed by security forces in the republic's capital, Nalchik.

According to the officials, four leaders of the Islamic insurgency in Karbardino-Balkaria were among those killed.

Security troops are searching the apartment building where the group was trapped after it refused to surrender.

The area remains sealed by police.

Violence between suspected Islamic militants and security forces in Russia's North Caucasus region leaves dozens of people dead and injured each year.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax

RFE/RL has been declared an "undesirable organization" by the Russian government.

If you are in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine and hold a Russian passport or are a stateless person residing permanently in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine, please note that you could face fines or imprisonment for sharing, liking, commenting on, or saving our content, or for contacting us.

To find out more, click here.