Security forces have killed an armed ISIS-linked militant during a counterterrorist operation in the Russian southern republic of Dagestan, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a statement.
According to the statement, the militant, identified as Yunus Khabibov, was neutralized in the Botlikh District. Khabibov was the leader of a local ISIS-linked cell.
A sniper rifle, ammunition and a hand grenade were seized in the house, where the militant was hiding.
A counterterrorism regime is currently active in the region. According to the Russian media, security forces are searching for militants and their accomplices.