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Suspected Militants Killed In Daghestan

Five alleged militants, including a woman, have been killed by security forces in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region of Daghestan.

Police officials in the city of Derbent say a group of armed men were discovered by security troops in a private house in the city on September 27.

The men refused to surrender, opening fire at security forces instead. Police and security forces then stormed the building.

Preliminary assessments say three suspected militants were killed in the operation.

Daghestan has been plagued by violence linked to Islamic extremism and organized crime for years.

Militants frequently target police and local officials.

Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS