Over 10 militants killed on Georgia-Russia border

Tbilisi: At least 11 militants and three special forces personnel have been killed near the Georgia-Russia border, the Georgian Interior Ministry said.

Interior Ministry units on Wednesday sealed off a gorge near the border with southwestern Russia's Dagestan region where an armed group was detected on Tuesday.

According to Georgian media reports, around 20 well-armed militants trespassed into the country's territory from Dagestan, taking about 10 locals hostage, who were later released.