CTO in the Gumbet District of Dagestan. Photo: http://nac.gov.ru/kontrterroristicheskie-operacii/v-dagestane-v-hode-kto-neytralizovany-troe.html

19 December 2017, 10:56

Law enforcers: leader of "Balakhani" militant grouping killed

Tonight, the law enforcement bodies have reported about a special operation in Dagestan, as a result of which two members of the armed underground were killed. The special operation takes place in the forest near the village of Igali in the Gumbet District.

According to the National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC), one of the killed suspects has been preliminarily identified as Sharipov, the leader of the so-called "Balakhani" grouping of militants.

He was on the federal wanted list and was suspected of involvement in the bombing in Makhachkala in 2013, when two children were killed, as well as in other terrorist crimes and extortion of money from entrepreneurs.

Today, at 00:15 a.m. Moscow time, the counterterrorist operation (CTO) legal regime has been introduced in the Gumbet District. During the search for militants, law enforcer encountered two armed men 2 kilometres from the village of Igali. When offered to surrender, the suspects opened fire and were killed, the NAC reports.

As a result of the special operation, no civilians were injured and no law enforcers were killed, the NAC's website reports.

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

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