Five civilians were killed in time of attack which occurred early on Sunday when militants tried to attack Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov's home village of Tsentoroi, a source from the Chechen force structures said, RIA Novosti reported.
"According to the latest information, five civilians and two police officers were killed in a shootout with a group of up to 30 militants," the source said.
The assailants entered the village at 04.30 local time and fired several houses, and then policemen and officers from Kadyrov's guard went into combat with them, the source said.
"Currently servicemen and police are scouring the nearby forest. The situation is stable and controllable," Kadyrov said.
The Tsentoroi village is currently cordoned off; an operation aimed at eliminating militants is being held. Kadyrov, who controls the operation, said bodies of the ten killed militants were found at the scene, adding that the militants were identified.