Spetnaz troops along with police and army units, supported by attack helicopters tried to kill eight terrorists in Dagestan. The operation became important when one of the terrorists was identified as a "senior jihadist", who had participated in the Beslan massacre. The Kremlin insists that not a single terrorist escaped from the school that day, however the mothers of the dead children have a different opinion. It was important for the Russian government to destroy this terror cell.
However, the operation lasted nearly two days, and while five terrorists were killed and one injured, the "seniority" slipped away. Two Russian soldiers died and seven were wounded. This statistic tells you something about the preparation of young conscripts when fighting veteran Jihadists.
In the meantime, two more soldiers were killed in Chechnya in the village of Kurchaloy. There isn't much information about this incident, because it didn't even make the news in Russia.
I'd like to remind the readers that Chechnya and Dagestan can be compared to any American state, and Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, is only 800 miles away from Moscow, where Russians don't like to think about war and death.