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Chechen head: Terrorists neutralized in Chechnya came from Syria to launch attacks

Earlier on Tuesday, a counter-terrorism operation was conducted in the capital of the North Caucasus republic

GROZNY, October 13. /TASS/. The terrorists who were killed in a special operation in Grozny had come to Chechnya from Syria to carry out terror attacks, Ramzan Kadyrov leader of Russia’s North Caucasus republic wrote on his Telegram channel on Tuesday.

“Lately these “devils” have been in hiding outside Russia and they are holed up in Syria and other countries. Now after receiving an order from their Western sponsors, they came back and decided to carry out a number of terror attacks,” Kadyrov wrote.

According to him, the militants had been on a wanted list for a long time. Kadyrov also published the data on the neutralized gunmen. Three of them are Grozny natives, who were registered in the Chechen Republic, and the fourth one was also registered in Chechnya, but no information on his birthplace was released.

Earlier, the press center of the National Anti-Terrorism Committee reported that four gunmen, who opened fire on law enforcement officers, were neutralized in Grozny. According to updated information, two law enforcement officers were killed and another one was wounded in the counter-terrorism operation.

The relatives of those killed will be provided with assistance.