The Kabardino-Balkar Republican Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened an investigation into an offence under Article 317 and Part 2 of Article 222 of the Criminal Code of Russia (illegal bearing of firearms; encroachment on the lives of law enforcement officers).
According to the investigation, officers of the Republican Directorate of the Russian Federal Security Service and Centre E of the General Administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the North-Caucasian Federal District tried to traffic-stop a car VAZ-2107 to perform a check in Maysky District of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic. Three persons in the car did not abide to legitimate requests of the law enforcement officers and opened fire against them with automatic weapons. The attackers were eliminated. No law enforcement officers were injured.
At the moment, investigators examine the scene and identify the attackers. The criminal investigation is ongoing.
Official spokesperson for the Investigative Committee of Russia S. Petrenko