MOSCOW, July 21 (Itar-Tass) — One of the militants, neutralized during the special operation in the settlement of Semender in the suburbs of Makhachkala, has been identified as chief of the Kizilyurt gang group, the Anti-Terrorist Committee (NAK) information centre told Itar-Tass on Saturday.
A group of militants has been surrounded in one of the apartments of a four-storey house.
Since 10 a.m. the leadership of the Dagestani headquarters in the Kirov district has started a counter-terrorism operation. Residents were evacuated from the house and adjacent buildings. Militants were proposed to surrender. After the talks, law enforcers succeeded in evacuating a host of the apartment and his pregnant wife. Militants themselves opened sporadic fire. During the operation, two militants were neutralized.
“One of them was identified as Temirbek Temirbekov, nicked Adu Muaz, chief of the Kizilyurt gang group,” the Anti-Terrorist Committee reported. According to its data, he was involved in attacks on law enforcers and blackmailing by threatening bodily harm. The second militant has been identified as Rustam Yakhyev, 39.
In addition, in Kabardino-Balkaria law enforcers conducted an operation to detain two militants being on the warrant list. One of them was local resident Martin Azhakhov, who was involved in attacking law enforcers and an attempt on the life of the head of the Baksan administration.
Militants opened fire. Azhakhov was neutralized. The second militant was surrounded and died from a homemade explosive device. A shooter, a grenade, two homemade grenades, and a package with components for making explosives, were confiscated on the ground.
During the operation, no casualties have been reported among peaceful civilians and law enforcers.