MAKHACHKALA, April 14. /TASS/. A counterterrorism operation has ended in Leninkent, a suburb of Dagestan’s capital Makhachkala, where three militants were shot dead on Wednesday, an officer of the regional Operative Headquarters of the National Anti-Terrorism Committee told TASS on Thursday.
"The regime of the counterterrorism operation has been lifted at 20.00 after the required operative activities ended," he said.
On Wednesday morning, security forces conducted targeted checks in the village of Leninkent. At around 16:00, Moscow time, a private house with militants from the Makhachkala gang was blocked. After the gunmen opened fire on the law enforcers, a counter-terrorism operation regime was introduced and the active phase of the special operation started. Three gunmen were shot dead in the operation, with the ringleader of "Makhachkala gang" Kamil Magomedov among them.