Two sus­pected ‘ter­ror­ists’ killed in Rus­sian city

The Myanmar Times - - World -

RUS­SIAN se­cu­rity forces shot dead two sus­pected “ter­ror­ists” dur­ing a se­cu­rity op­er­a­tion in the city of Nizhny Nov­gorod, Rus­sian news agen­cies re­ported, cit­ing law en­force­ment sources.

An ex­plo­sion dur­ing the op­er­a­tion in­jured two of­fi­cers from the spe­cial po­lice and a third sus­pect was de­tained alive, re­ports said.

“Law en­force­ment of­fi­cers stopped a car, [and] two sus­pects re­sisted ar­rest and were liq­ui­dated on the spot. Ex­plo­sives were found in the car,” TASS news agency re­ported.

The spe­cial op­er­a­tion re­port­edly took place in a res­i­den­tial area of Nizhny Nov­gorod, an in­dus­trial city of more than 1 mil­lion peo­ple on the banks of the Volga River, around 400 kilo­me­tres (250 miles) east of Moscow.

Rus­sia’s NTV tele­vi­sion quoted a source as say­ing the sus­pects were mem­bers of the Is­lamic State ji­hadist group who had come to the city to pre­pare a ter­ror at­tack and were rent­ing a flat in the sub­urb of Tsvety.

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