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MAKHACHKALA, August 11 (Itar-Tass) - A criminal case was opened in Russia’s North Caucasian republic of Dagestan after an attack on police officers overnight to Sunday, a spokesman for the republican department of the Russian Investigations Committee told Itar-Tass.
According to the spokesman, criminal proceedings were institutes on charges of assaulting a law enforcer and illegal possession of firearms.
The incident took place in the small hours on Sunday in the settlement of Stalsk, Kizilyurt district. Unidentified gunmen opened fire when the police were conducting an operation. One of the attacked was killed in an exchange of fire, another one fled the scene.
“The killed gunman was identified as Evaz Akhmedov, born 1980, a resident of Kizilyurt. He was on the wanted list for staging attacks on police officers, including a life attempt on a dog specialist in Kizilyurt in late November 2012, when the police officer’s brother was wounded,” the spokesman said.
According to the National Anti-terrorism Committee, Akhmedov was a member of the so-called Kizilyurt gang.