The Insurgency in the North Caucasus continues despite the official end of the decade-long Second Chechen War on 16 April 2009.
The violence has mostly been concentrated in the North Caucasus republics of Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia and North Ossetia–Alania. Occasional incidents happen in surrounding regions, like at last Pyatigorsk and Volgograd. However, the Security Council of Russia secretary, Nikolai Patrushev, mentioned that the situation in Dagestan is the worst in all North Caucasus republics. The extremism rate in Dagestan is now higher than in war-torn Chechnya.
The Russian Interior Ministry stated that 399 terrorist crimes were committed in the North Caucasus in 2013. Of there, 242 were committed in Dagestan.