A law enforcer in Chechnya. Photo http://nac.gov.ru/kontrterroristicheskie-operacii/v-sunzhenskom-rayone-chechni-neytralizovan.html

20 November 2017, 09:36

Law enforcers report details of attack in Chechnya

The men killed in the attack on policemen in the Urus-Martan District were residents of Ingushetia and the Altai Territory. They tried to seize the law enforcers' weapons, reported the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) for Chechnya.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that at night on November 19, two persons attacked a police checkpoint post near the village of Roshni-Chu. The killed attackers were identified as Akhmed Chakhkiev, born in 1981, and Adam Tsutsaev, born in 1986, the "Life" reports with reference to its source.

According to a Chechen MIA's official, one of the attackers threw a grenade to the policemen, while the second opened fire from a pistol. Both attackers were killed by return fire. One of the policemen got a concussion during the explosion.

Some local residents treat the law enforcers' version as unconvincing.

"Both attackers were adults old enough. They were older than 30 years old. They were not 17-19-year-old guys to commit thoughtless actions. Both were not local residents. And even if they got a policemen's weapons, then what could they do then?" said Islam, a resident of Chechnya.

"Two men decide to kill policemen in order to seize their weapons. They throw a grenade and open fire. However, none of the policemen gets any serious injuries, while the attackers, as usual, are 'killed by return fire.' All that happens at night, and there are no eyewitnesses, except the law enforcers themselves. All that looks very strange," said a member of a local NGO.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Source: CK correspondents

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