A church and a synagogue came under attack in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan

Police in Dagestan, Russia have finished the active phase of the operation against militants in the city of Derbent, where a church and a synagogue came under attack earlier on Sunday.

The development was announced late in the day by the National Antiterrorism Committee, which added that two assailants had been killed.

The news agency TASS has released blurred images that it says are of the bodies of the two gunmen killed in Derbent.

There was a wave of violence in the southern Russian republic, with another attack reported in the capital Makhachkala, where a police station came under fire from another group of militants.