MAKHACHKALA, May 7. /TASS/. A counter-terrorism operation was launched on Thursday morning in several streets of Makhachkala, the capital of Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan, the operation headquarters of National Anti-Terrorism Committee has said.
"At 6:00 a.m. [0300GMT] the counter-terrorism operation regime was imposed within Gamidov, Timiryazev and Sulakskaya Streets and the October Revolution channel," a representative of the operation headquarters said.
Efforts are underway to locate and neutralize gunmen, he said.
A source in the city law enforcement agencies told TASS that police have cordoned off a house where the gunmen may be hiding.