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NALCHIK, January 20 (Itar-Tass) – Leader of a paramilitary grouping, who opened fire at policemen from a TT handgun during the effort to detain him, was rendered harmless Sunday in Nalchik, the administrative center of the North Caucasian region of Kabardino-Balkaria, the press service of the regional Interior Ministry told Itar-Tass.
“The leader of the a paramilitary grouping that operated on the territory of the Urvansky district was detained in the Volny Aul district of Nalchik at 15:20 Sunday,” the report said.
“The man, 29, offered armed resistance to policemen and war neutralized harmless by a retaliatory action,” the ministry said.
According to the press service, the paramilitary leader was suspected of plotting a series of assassinations of law enforcement and government officials.
No one of civilians or policeman was wounded.
At the time of reporting, a group of operatives and investigators was working at the site of the incident.