Russia says five militants killed in North Caucasus

April 20, 2015 9:40 AM

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian security services have killed five suspected Islamist militants in a raid in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan, the national Anti-Terrorist Committee (NAK) said on Monday.

Russia's Interfax news agency quoted an unnamed local law enforcement source as saying the head of an Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus, Ali Abu Mukhammad, or Alisakhab Kebekov, may be among those killed.

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