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ST.PETERSBURG, August 17. /TASS/. A special forces officer was injured during a special operation carried out by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) on Wednesday to detain members of illegal armed gangs active in the North Caucasus, eyewitnesses told TASS.
The federal security service FSB has completed the operation to detain members of an illegal armed group in St. Petersburg.
The injured officer left the house at around noon, the eyewitnesses said.
The housing inspection has begun assessing the inflicted damage.
Earlier in the day, the residents of the house wrote in social media about the operation conducted by the special forces and posted photos of the officers which they took from their windows. Later the eyewitnesses reported about explosions in the building.
The Fontanka newspaper’s website reported that the operation had been conducted starting from 10 a.m. on Wednesday in a 16-storey building. The report said the St. Petersburg counter-intelligence officers had initiated the detention of persons on the federal wanted list under the order of special forces in the Kabardino-Balkar Republic in the North Caucasus. The republic’s authorities have refused to comment on the report.
According to preliminary data, a special forces officer was wounded in the operation, but this has not been officially confirmed.