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MOSCOW, April 27 (Itar-Tass) - The leader of the Khiv group of gunmen is killed in the Khiv district in Dagestan.
FSB and police officers attempted to stop a Lada car at the third km of the Khiv-Ashaga-Yarak road overnight. Supposedly, members of illegal armed groups were in the car, a source at the National Antiterrorist Committee’s information centre told Itar-Tass.
In response to the order to stop, those who were in the Lada opened submachine gun fire.
In the brief fighting, the gunmen were neutralized by the FSB and Interior Ministry special unit members.
Two of the killed gunmen are identified as Bagir Agabayev, born in 1979, who was the leader of the Khiv group and was on a federal wanted list, and his active accomplice Albert Yarov, born in 1982. The third is not identified yet.
Submachine guns, a pistol, a hand grenade and much ammunition have been found at the site.
There are no casualties among the civil population and the law-enforcement personnel.
.Investigation work is underway at the site. A group of investigators was working there, the NAC source said.