Russian authorities said two alleged militants have been killed in a counterterrorism operation in the North Caucasus region of Ingushetia.
The National Antiterrorism Committee (NAK) said on June 8 that security troops killed the two individuals in Ingushetia's largest city, Nazran.
According to the NAK, the two militants planned a series of terrorist attacks in the region. No further details are available.
Ingushetia is a sister region of Chechnya and has had problems with Islamist insurgents for many years.
photo: Nazran - general view (archive picture)
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