Five militants were killed by the Russian Defence Ministry's special task force in the Sunzha district, Ingushetia /a republic whose western part borders on Chechnya/.
According to a source in the Ingush Interior Ministry, a group of 40 militants was discovered outside the village of Chemulga, Sunzha district in the course of mopping-up operation.
"The special task force entered into a clash with the bandits, killing five of them, while the rest escaped to a forest tract," said RIA Novosti's source. "The commander of the special task force's reconnaissance group was slightly wounded." Earlier, on June 17th, a group of bandits had attacked a reconnaissance group of the Russian Defence Ministry near the village of Muzhichi, Sunzha district. The gang, which consisted of up to ten people, attacked the reconnaissance group of the Defence Ministry's army commandant's office but was dispersed by fire and escaped into a forest tract. Searching the site afterwards, the law enforcers found seven grenade launchers and a stack of ammunition.