Dagestan: two security forces officers killed in shootout during special operation

Dagestan: two security forces officers killed in shootout during special operation
On the scene of the clash with militants, law enforcement officers found automatic weapons, ammunition and grenades

In Dagestan, during a shootout with militants, two security forces officers, who conducted a special operation in the region, were killed. A counter-terror operation regime was introduced in several districts of the Republic after unknown persons attacked the police patrol.⁠

Two law enforcement officers were killed in a shootout with militants on the outskirts of Khasavyurt in Dagestan, where they conducted a special operation. This follows from the message of the information center of the National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC), which was received by RBC.

"Unfortunately, it was not possible to avoid losses among the personnel of the law enforcement forces – two employees died from the injuries received during the shootout," the report said.

The NAC noted that there are no civilian casualties during the special operation. On the site of the clash with the militants, law enforcement officers found automatic weapons, ammunition and grenades. They were seized. Also, FSB officers found homemade explosive devices that were destroyed.

Earlier, the NAC reported the death of a security forces officer during a special operation to neutralize militants.

On Monday morning, August 28, unknown persons attacked policemen at one of the gas stations in Kaspiysk. One of the law enforcers was killed from the stab wounds received, another one was hospitalized. On the fact of the attempt on the lives of law enforcement officers, the Russian Investigative Committee initiated a criminal case. Responsibility for the attack on policemen was claimed by the organization Islamic State (IS), banned in Russia. Secretary of the Security Council of Dagestan Abdulmuslim Abdulmuslimov, in turn, said in a conversation with RBC that the attackers "are more likely" have nothing to do with the IS.

After this, the special forces of the FSB started a counter-terrorist operation in the settlement of Belyurt in the city of Khasavyurt. The security forces officers received information that the militants who attacked the gas station are hiding in a private house in the area. The house occupied by the criminals was surrounded, the residents of nearby buildings were evacuated. On the offer to hand over their weapons, the militants opened fire.

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