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Gunmen killed in Russia North Caucasus involved in blasts, murders

April 16, 2014, 15:24 UTC+3 MAKHACHKALA
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MAKHACHKALA, April 16. /ITAR-TASS/. Several gunmen who were killed in a special operation on the outskirts of the city of Makhachkala, the capital city of the Russian North Caucasian Republic of Dagestan, on Tuesday were involved in explosions staged at shops in the center of the Dagestani capital and murders of policemen, an official of the republican investigation department of the Russian Investigative Committee told ITAR-TASS.

“Five members of the Makhachkala-based terrorist group, including the Suleimanov brothers - Ramid and Rustam, as well as Shakhrudin Suleimanov were killed in the clash,” the official said.

Detectives found that the Suleimanovs had been on federal wanted list for blasts staged at shops in Dakhadaev Street in the city of Makhachkala in October 2013 and attempts on life of district police officer Girametdin Gamidov in Shamil Avenue in November 2013 as well as on police patrolmen at a local cafe in September 2013.

“Other accomplices of these crimes were killed earlier,” the official said.

Gunmen were blocked at a private house in a countryside community on the outskirts of Makhachkala on Tuesday morning. Four gunmen were killed and three law enforcers were wounded in the special operation, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said.

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