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NALCHIK, October 2 (Itar-Tass) - Police in the Kabardino-Balkar republic killed a militant who fired on them during ID check, the regional department of the Investigative Committee told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
At around 2:00 on Wednesday, police approached a parked car and attempted to check the driver's documents. However, he fired a 9mm pistol at them and was killed in a shootout. "None of the law-enforcement officers was injured, the shooter was killed in return fire," an Investigative Committee official said.
Criminal proceedings were opened over attempted murder of police and illegal turnover of weapons.
The militant killed in a shootout with Kabardino-Balkar police early on Wednesday was transporting explosives, accroding to republic's press service.
"A Makarov pistol, a 200-gram TNT block, a homemade explosive device, several detonators and 9mm pistol ammunition were found at the scene," a police office said.