Three Russian policemen killed in encounter with separatists in Caucasus

Moscow : Three Russian security personnel were killed and eight injured in an encounter with terrorists in North Caucasus. The region is between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea and is surrounded by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Russia. The Ingushetia state of Caucasus is on the border of Chechnya. Terrorism in the region started in the first decade of 2000 against which Russia has undertaken a planned mission.

The terrorists were hiding in a residential house in a village. As the police reached the spot, the terrorists started firing in which three policemen were killed and eight were injured. Police tried to catch hold of the terrorists, but were not successful. The Caucasus became a centre of extremists after Chechnya separated from the Russian Republic.