NALCHIK, May 28 (RIA Novosti) - Four militants, holed
up in an apartment, were killed during a special operation in
Nalchik, capital of Russia's southern republic of
Kabardino-Balkaria, on Thursday, a police official said citing
"The number of gunmen and their identities will be
established when the apartment has been searched," the source
said adding that police were searching the premises for
At least four gunmen were earlier reported to have
barricaded themselves inside an apartment after offering armed
resistance to police who tried to arrest them.
In 2005, militants believed to be linked to Chechnya's
separatists staged an assault on Nalchik targeting the city's
main army, police and security bodies. Some 140 people, both
militants and security officers, were killed in the attacks,
official reports said.