Two suspected ‘terrorists’ killed in Russian city
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.