Russian forces kill 4 in raid against Caucasus militants

Russian special forces leave an apartment building following an anti-terror raid in Saint Petersburg, on August 17, 2016Heavily-armed Russian special forces on Wednesday raided an apartment building in Saint Petersburg in an operation targeting North Caucasus militants, killing four suspects. The FSB security service said in a statement quoted by Russian agencies that the raid was part of an operation to detain “wanted persons accused of participating in illegal armed groups in the North Caucasus”. “Criminals were destroyed by return fire when they attempted to resist,” the FSB said.

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