A Syrian emissary from the ISIS jihadist group was among six fighters killed in the Russian Republic of Ingushetia, the Russian Anti-Terrorist Committee said.
The committee confirmed earlier reports of six militants killed in the anti-terrorist campaign in the North Caucasus region without civilian or law enforcement casualties.
"Special forces neutralized four militants in the city of Nazran and two more in Gazi-Yurt. According to preliminary information, the ISIS emissary Zabayri Sautiyev who arrived from Syria to resume terrorist activities in the country is among the neutralized bandits," Sputnik cited the statement as saying.
A cache of weapons, ammunition and explosives, including two suicide vests, have been uncovered at the site of the clashes, it added.