Russia dismisses UK media claims on oil products supplies to TalibanRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 16, 21:37
Poll shows Russians satisfied with life, ready for hard timesSociety & Culture October 16, 21:06
FIFA: Indian schoolteacher and her son to attend 2018 World Cup opener in Moscow for freeSport October 16, 20:23
Operation in Syria nearing completion — Russian defense ministerMilitary & Defense October 16, 19:54
Russian Navy’s aviation to get 10 upgraded antisubmarine warfare helicopters a yearMilitary & Defense October 16, 19:23
Soviet youth festival: memories from the pastSociety & Culture October 16, 18:01
Russian-US outer space flight simulation project kicks off in NovemberScience & Space October 16, 17:42
Pyongyang to continue to build up its nuclear potential — senior lawmakerWorld October 16, 17:33
Trump’s policy may exacerbate US exceptionalism — expertsWorld October 16, 17:22
MOSCOW, January 21. /ITAR-TASS/. A gang leader has been killed in a special operation in Dagestan, the information center of the National Antiterrorist Committee /NAK/ told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
NAK identified the militant as Eldar Magatov, 30, leader of the so-called Babayurt gang. Until 2006, he was a member of Batayev's gang operating in Chechnya.
The Federal Security Service launched the operation after a tip that a gunman was hiding in a house in the village of Zubutli-Miatli in Dagestan's Kizilyurt district. Police sealed off the area and the NAK headquarters negotiated with Magatov the release of two women with two children who had been staying in the same house.
The militant refused to surrender and was killed in a shootout as the FSB launched the active phase of the operation.
Magatov moved to Dagestan in 2011. His gang is complicit in extortions of large funds from entrepreneurs, numerous assassination attempts on police and personnel of judicial bodies and bombings.
Police and civilians did not sustain any casualties during the Tuesday anti-terrorist operation, NAK said.