At least 10 people have been killed, and more than 50 wounded, following explosions on two train carriages at metro stations in the Russian city of St. Petersburg.
At least one police officer has been killed, and another two injured, after an explosive device blew up two vehicles, in Russia’s Dagestan region, with Islamic State militants claiming responsibility.
Russian security forces have purportedly killed at least 14 suspected Islamist militants, eight of whom suspected of being members of the Islamic State, in the North Caucasus.
At least 16 people have been detained by Belgian authorities, most of Chechen origin, following a series of raids prompted by increased concern of an Islamist attack in Belgium by returning militants.
The offices of a Russian rights group in Chechnya were reportedly raided by masked men, some purportedly wielding hammers, during a protest against the group’s work.
Heavily-armed rebel militants have attacked the fortified Chechen capital city of Grozny, in a night-time attack that has left at least 19 people dead – including several traffic police officers.