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Security forces claimed to have killed five militants during a May 24 raid in Sagopshi, Ingushetia, in which a policeman and his wife also died. The five suspects were blamed for the murder of Ingush Security Council secretary Ahmed Kotiev in August 2013.
Russia said it would veto a draft UN resolution that seeks to refer the Syrian conflict to the International Criminal Court. Suspected Islamist gunmen killed three police officers and wounded seven more in a shootout in Dagestan's Gunib district on May 15.
Dagestani officials announced the conclusion of a counterterrorism operation in Khasavyurt in which three suspected militants, including a woman, were killed. A gunman shot a police officer in Khasavyurt prior to the raid.
Special operations forces killed Rais Mingaleyev and Beslan Nazipov, two wanted militants linked to an assassination attempt on a mufti in Tatarstan in 2012, during a raid overnight on May 1. Another counterterrorism operation was launched in the Karabudakhkent district of Dagestan on April 29.
Special operations forces killed up to five militants during a raid on two homes in the coastal city of Derbent in Dagestan; two officers were wounded. Authorities said the members of a "southern" terrorist group were planning attacks in Dagestan during May holidays.
A woman who shot at security forces during a counterterrorism raid in Khasavyurt in Dagestan was killed; the operation is said to be ongoing. Said Amirov, the former mayor of the Dagestani capital of Makhachkala, is being tried on murder and terrorism charges. A court in Bashkortostan convicted five members of the banned group Hizb ut-Tahrir, sentencing the organizer, local resident Vadim Khabirov, to two years in jail and imposing fines on the other four.