Russian special forces kill four militants in St Petersburg

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Members of Russian special forces are seen near a residential house where four suspected members of a militant group in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region were killed in a counter-terrorism operation, in St. Petersburg, Russia, August 17, 2016. Members of Russian special forces are seen near a residential house where four suspected members of a militant group in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region were killed in a counter-terrorism operation, in St. Petersburg, Russia, August 17, 2016.

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Russian special forces troops killed four militants in St. Petersburg on Wednesday in a counter-terrorism operation, Russian Investigating Committee said.
The militants were on a wanted list of suspected members of a militant group in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region, the Committee said in a statement on its website.
The police stormed an apartment in a residential house where the militants were hiding. There were no casualties among civilians.

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