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MAKHACHKALA, September 7. /TASS/. Security forces have blocked the house in the Russian North Caucasus city of Makhachkala where militants are hiding, a source in Dagestan’s law enforcement agencies told TASS on Wednesday.
"Security forces have blocked the house with militants in the morning. A shoot-out has already occurred," the source said.
The counter-terrorist operation regime was declared in Makhachkala’s Kirovsky district, a spokesman for the National Anti-Terrorism Committee’s operational headquarters in Dagestan told TASS earlier. "The regime was declared at 7am Moscow time," the spokesman added.
It was also earlier reported that a militant had been killed in a special forces operation in Russia’s North Caucasus city of Izberbash.
"According to preliminary information, one militant was killed in the special forces operation conducted in the morning at Mayakosvsky Street in Izberbash. There is a possibility that it was the leader of local militants," a source in Dagestan’s security agencies told TASS on Wednesday.