Ingushetia: Two policemen died in attack on road patrol car
Last night on April 8 at about 2:00 AM, an unknown person fired a machine gun at a road patrol car.
As a result of the attack, one police officer died on the spot, and the second died from the injuries in a hospital.
According to the republic's MIA, the incident took place in Malgobek. The fire on the police car was opened by an unknown. Immediately after the shooting, he disappeared in an unknown direction on a passenger car. Shells from 7.62 and 5.45-mm cartridges were discovered on the spot.
A criminal case under Article 317 (Encroachment on the Life of an Officer of a Law-enforcement Agency) and Article 222 of the Russian Criminal Code (Illegal Storage and Bearing of Ammunition) has been initiated into the incident. Law enforcers are looking for the criminal and make every effort to detect and detain him.
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