NALCHIK, September 8 (Itar-Tass) —— Two policemen were injured and a civilian was killed in two armed attacks in the Baksan district in Kabardino-Balkaria overnight to Thursday.
The road police post came under fire at 11.30 p.m. Moscow time on Wednesday on the Caucasus federal highway near Psychokh, the republican investigation department of the Investigation Committee told Itar-Tass on Thursday. The driver of a car, which was stopped for an identity checkup, was killed, a policeman was injured, the source said.
An attempt on the life of a police major was made at about 8.20 p.m. Moscow time on Wednesday in Islamey in the Baksan district. “The police major was on the way back home in Yevgashuzhov Street and came under submachine gun fire from the gunmen,” the source said. The police major was injured in both legs and was hospitalized, the source said.
A criminal case was opened for an attempt on the life of law enforcers, the illegal circulation of weapons and murder. The investigation continues.
The emergency headquarters of the law enforcement agencies in Kabardino-Balkaria introduced an anti-terrorist operation regime over a tense situation in the Baksan district.