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MOSCOW, September 5. /TASS/. Two members of an armed group involved in carrying out terrorist attacks have been eliminated in Russia’s North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan, the information center of Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) has informed TASS.
"A place in a forested area in the vicinity of Samur village where the gunmen were hiding was spotted. After the appearance of commandos, the militants opened fire with automatic firearms. The gunfight that followed left two gunmen dead, their identifies have been established. Both of them were members of an armed group that committed crimes of a terrorist nature," the NAC said.
"Unfortunately, there were casualties among law enforcers. Two members of the Federal National Guard Service were wounded and another one killed," it added.
The National Anti-Terrorism Committee noted that during the investigative work the Federal Security Service (FSB) received information about a group of persons involved in the activities of the gunmen who were hiding in Dagestan’s Magaramkent district. The counter-terror regime was put in place in the area.
"Automatic rifles and ammunition were found at the scene of the shootout. Currently, investigative work continues in the area. There are no civilian casualties," the committee said.