Central Asia | Russian forces kill 4 North Caucasian militants in St. Petersburg flat

Russian forces kill 4 North Caucasian militants in St. Petersburg flat

August 17, 2016 5:07 PM (UTC+8)

 

(From RT)
Three of the four militants killed by security forces in a St. Petersburg apartment block on Wednesday were terrorist leaders involved in high-profile attacks in Russia’s North Caucasus, the National Anti-Terrorist Committee (NAC) has said.
St Petersburg police
Russian Federal Security Special Forces arrive at an apartment block in Kirovsky district of St Petersburg on Wednesday

Four suspects received lethal wounds in a swift gunfight” with FSB (Federal Security Service) Special Forces in an apartment block in the Kirovsky District of St. Petersburg on Wednesday, the NAC said in a statement.

Three of the armed gang members killed have already been identified as Zalim Shebzukhov (born 1986), Astemir Sheriev (1991), and Vyacheslav Nyrov (1982), it added.

“All three of them were on the federal wanted list as the leaders of the terrorist underground on the territory of [the Russian Republic of] Kabardino-Balkaria. They were directly involved in a number of high-profile terrorist crimes, including attempts on the lives of law enforcement officers and prosecutors,” the anti-terrorism body said. Read More

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