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16 July 2019, 22:35

Two law enforcers wounded during special operation in South Ossetia

Two militiamen were hospitalized with wounds after an attempt to detain a man suspected of robberies and kidnapping, reports the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) for South Ossetia.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on July 23, 2017, officers of the South Ossetian MIA conducted a special operation in the area of the Zar Road to free Alexander Tskhovrebov, a kidnapped Tskhinvali businessman. Andrei Kabisov, suspected of kidnapping, opened fire on law enforcers, but was detained.

In 2018, Andrei Kabisov escaped from the SIZO (pre-trial prison) of the MIA. Today, the militia tried to detain him in the village of Zalda in the Tskhinvali District, reports a source from the law enforcement bodies.

In the course of the shootout, two militiamen were wounded. According to the South Ossetian MIA, doctors estimate the condition of the wounded law enforcers as severe.

In addition to Andrei Kabisov, law enforcers are searching for his alleged accomplice Sarmat Gabaraev. He was allegedly wounded in the course of the shootout that took place in the morning, the agency "Res" reports.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 16, 2019 at 04:49 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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