MOSCOW, September 24 (Itar-Tass) —— Three gunmen from the Khasavyurt gang and their accomplice were destroyed in Dagestan, a press officer from the information centre of the Russian National Anti-Terrorism Committee told Itar-Tass on Monday.
The law enforcers were attempting at 21:30 Moscow time on Sunday to stop a car VAZ-2114 for a check-up on the Aksayevskoye Highway in Khasavyurt, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee reported. In retaliation the gunmen inside the car opened fire at the law enforcers and were destroyed in the shootout.
The gunmen were preliminarily identified as Vakha Gebertayev, a resident of Khasavyurt born in 1989; Ismail Temirbulatov, born in 1982, and Imran Gagayev, born in 1990 – both are residents from the village Novoselskoye in the Khasavyurt district, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee reported. Since last June they were members of the so-called Khasavyurt gang and are involved in the attack on policemen in Khasavyurt on September 13 that resulted in the murder of a policeman and heavy wounds sustained by another two policemen.
The fourth destroyed gunman Ibragim Akhmedov, born in 1989, worked as a driver and abetted to the bandits.
In the search of the car two submachine guns, four magazines loaded with armour-piercing cartridges and a grenade were found.
No less than eight gunmen from the Khasavyurt gang have been destroyed since the middle of the year in urgent operations. For instance, three gunmen, who opened fire from a Zhiguli car on law enforcers, were destroyed on the Khasavyurt-Mutsalaul road on July 17. One of them was preliminarily identified as Rasim Nikiyev, 27, nicknamed Ibrahim, who, according to the law enforcement agencies, became a warlord of the gang instead of Muziyev destroyed in a special operation on July 4.
The National Anti-Terrorism Committee earlier reported that since early September another ten gunmen and their accomplices surrendered and laid down arms in Khasavyurt.