Published: Sat, March 25, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Six Militants Killed in Attack on Russian National Guard Outpost in Chechnya

Six Militants Killed in Attack on Russian National Guard Outpost in Chechnya

The Islamist militant group, through its Amaq news agency, said that the assailants, who killed six Russian guards and wounded three others, were "soldiers of the caliphate", Sky News Australia reported.

Russian Federation and Iran back Syria in fighting ISIS terrorists and collaborate closely in Astana talks which aim to bring the crisis to an end.

The National Guard, a powerful new security agency created by President Vladimir Putin previous year, said the attack took place in heavy fog.

"Six of the attackers were destroyed", the statement said.

Militants attacked a Russian National Guard base in the early morning of 24 March in Chechnya's Naursky District. The full combat readiness regime was imposed in the territory of the military unit.

None of the insurgents managed to enter the base, the National Guard said.

The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has claimed an attack in Russia's North Caucasus region of Chechnya that killed six servicemen, according to SITE Intelligence Group, citing a statement by ISIS.

On Friday, Kadyrov promised to wage a "ferocious fight" against the militants.

Head of the North Caucasus republic Ramzan Kadyrov said later that they have identified the attackers.

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