11 gunmen killed in Chechnya by police
Security forces in Chechnya have killed 11 suspected militants in a series of separate clashes, the strongman leader of the Russian region said Sunday.
Ramzan Kadyrov said on Instagram that a group of gunmen attempted to launch attacks on police in the provincial capital, Grozny.
During the overnight clash in Grozny, they fired at police who tried to stop their vehicle. Police killed four gunmen and captured two others, who have been taken to a hospital. A police officer also was wounded in the clash.
Later Sunday, security forces tracked down other gunmen on the outskirts of Grozny and killed seven of them, Mr. Kadyrov said.
Another four suspected militants have been captured, three of whom have been hospitalized with wounds, he said.