Report: Islamic State militants killed in regional Russian operation

Moscow (dpa) – Russian authorities killed five members of a group connected with the terrorist organization Islamic State in the country‘s North Caucasus region of Ingushetia, the Interfax news agency reported Thursday.

Another three militants were detained during the special operation, the report said, citing Russia‘s National Anti-Terrorism Committee.

For decades, Russia has struggled with a homegrown Islamist insurgency in the Caucasus Mountain regions of Ingushetia, Dagestan and Chechnya.