MOSCOW, 11 Mar – RIA Novosti. Investigators opened a criminal case under three articles after a shootout of law enforcement officers with a militant in Makhachkala, the press service of the SUSK RF for Dagestan told RIA Novosti.
Today in Makhachkala, for the first time since 2010, a counter-terrorist operation (CTO) regime was introduced. As the NAK reported, a bandit who was preparing a terrorist attack was neutralized in the Soviet district of the city. Weapons and a “suicide belt” were found at the scene of the shootout. The militant was previously convicted of terrorist crimes and wanted to attack law enforcement officers.
“A criminal case has been initiated on the grounds of crimes provided for by the articles” encroachment on the life of a law enforcement officer, “” illegal arms trafficking “and” illegal circulation of explosive devices, “the ministry said.
According to the investigation, a 56-year-old local resident turned out to be a militant; weapons, ammunition and an improvised explosive device were seized from the crime scene.
Investigators will check the man's involvement in other grave and especially grave crimes.
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