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MOSCOW, December 29 (Itar-Tass) — Six gunmen from the Kizilyurt gang were destroyed in the special operation in Dagestan on Friday.
Several gunmen, who committed murders, extortions, robberies and armed attacks were blocked at a residential house in the Kirovsky district of Makhachkala on Friday evening on the basis of the detective information, a spokesman of the information centre of the National Anti-Terrorism Committee told Itar-Tass on Saturday. Almost all of them were already convicted on general criminal accusations and were serving the sentence at the prisons.
“According to available reports, the gang was masterminding to commit several robberies and murders in Makhachkala soon,” the spokesman said.
The gunmen were blocked at about 19:00 Moscow time on Friday at the residential house in Kazbekov Street. Before the special operation the measures were taken to evacuate all dwellers from this residential house. “However, at the moment of evacuation of the dwellers the bandits, despite the demand to surrender, opened the intensive automatic fire on the special forces of the law enforcement agencies, hurled a hand grenade and were seeking to break through the cordons. The common law life of a bandit was taken from the blocked flat. The bandits, who remained in the flat, were destroyed in the special operation,” the spokesman said.
During the storming several bandits managed to move to the neighbouring flat, breaking down the wall, where a six-year-old girl was taken hostage. But thanks to well-coordinated and professional actions the police commandoes saved the child, and the remaining criminals were destroyed.
Three of them were identified as Gadzhimurad Dolgatov, who according to the information of the National Anti-Terrorism Committee, was the warlord, Arsen Kuramagomedov, who was his accomplice, and the host of the flat Shamil Akhmedov. All of them served the sentence before for heinous crimes.
Automatic firearms and ammunition were found in the flat, where the bandits had entrenched.
During the special operation an unidentified gunman has made several gunshots at blank point from the traumatic pistol at the policemen, who were on guard in the cordons. The shooter was destroyed, his involvement in the gang is being checked.
Neither civilians nor the policemen were injured, the spokesman said.