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Sunday 23 July 2017

Russian police kill two Islamic State terror suspects

Russian police said the gun battle took place late on Friday night in the Stavropol region, 750 miles south of Moscow
Russian police said the gun battle took place late on Friday night in the Stavropol region, 750 miles south of Moscow

The leader of an Islamic State "sleeper cell" and one of its group have been killed in a shoot-out with police, Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee said.

The committee said in a statement on Saturday that the gun battle took place late on Friday night in the Stavropol region, 750 miles south of Moscow.

Stavropol is adjacent to several majority-Muslim republics, including Chechnya where Islamic separatists fought an all-out war with Russian forces.

The committee said the shooting broke out when police tried to stop a car and its occupants opened fire.

It says the officers found bomb-making components in the car and later discovered IS literature at one of the suspects' residences.

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