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MAKHACHKALA, August 24 (Itar-Tass) —— A lieutenant colonel of the Russian Armed Forces died and a driver incurred heavy injuries in the shooting at a military truck in the Khasavyurt district of Dagestan, a source in the Dagestani department of the Russian Investigation Committee told Itar-Tass.
“The incident happened on the Khasavyurt-Babayurt road at about 4:00 p.m. According to preliminary reports, four assailants driving a while Lada Priora opened gunfire at the truck and escaped from the crime scene” he said.
The area is cordoned and the search for the assailants is underway.
The Dagestani department of the Russian Investigation Committee opened a criminal case on the counts of an attempt upon servicemen’s life, illegal weapons and premeditated property damage.