MOSCOW - At least 10 suspected militants were killed on Friday by Russian security forces in clashes in the North Caucasus, where the Kremlin is fighting a growing Islamist insurgency, media reported.
The latest skirmishes took place along the border between mainly Muslim Kabardino-Balkaria and the predominantly Christian Stravropol region in southern Russia, Interfax news agency cited investigators as saying.
It said Russian forces acted in response to insurgents opening fire on their positions.
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