Russia Update: Six Islamist Militants Killed in Nalchik Said to be ISIS Members

July 24, 2015
Riot police and other law-enforcers with civilians near an apartment building where 6 Islamist militants said to belong to ISIS were killed. Screen grab from video published by LifeNews

Six Islamist militants shot dead by police in Kabardino-Balkaria, a republic in Russia’s North Caucasus, were said to be members of ISIS.

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