Russia launches ‘counter-terrorist operation’ in southern region, RIA reports

By Thomson Reuters Apr 10, 2024 | 11:34 PM

(Reuters) – Russia launched a “counter-terrorist operation” in parts of the city of Nalchik and in the Cherek district of its southern Kabardino-Balkaria region on Thursday, the RIA news agency cited local authorities as saying.

RIA also cited Russia’s National Anti-terrorist Committee as saying a group of gunmen has opened fire on security forces who had surrounded them outside Nalchik.

(Reporting by Reuters)