The operational headquarters has not elaborated, specifying only that during the operation a number of special measures and temporary restrictions would be imposed in the area of the operation.
According to reports from the site, counter-terrorist operation regime has been in force since 05.45 Moscow Time.
Earlier, in the past week counter-terrorist operation regime was imposed in the republican capital Nalchik. In a flat of a five-storey block the law enforcers trapped four gunmen who were then eliminated.
Russia’s National Anti-terrorism Committee said that the militants had been plotting a terrorist attack as a bomb measured 3 kilograms of trotile equivalent was found and another self-made explosive devise detonated in the shooting.