In the Republic of Dagestan, a probe launched into encroachment on the life of law enforcement officers

The Dagestan Republican Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia initiated criminal proceedings on the grounds of crimes provided for by Article 317 (encroachment on the life of a law enforcement officer), Paragraph A of Part 3 of Article 222 of the Criminal Code (illegal trafficking in weapons committed by a group of persons by prior conspiracy), and Paragraph A of Part 3 of Article 222.1 (illegal trafficking in explosive devices, committed by a group of persons under prior conspiracy).

According to investigators, on September 10, 2021 two armed men were found by law enforcement officers in a wooded area of Buynakskiy district during conducting investigative activities. In response to legitimate demands to lay down their weapons and surrender to the authorities, they opened fire with automatic weapons at the officers. The men were neutralized by the security measures taken, in accordance with the applicable law, by the retaliatory shooting of the law enforcement officers. There were no losses or injuries among law enforcement personnel or civilians.

During the inspection of the scene, various automatic firearms, a large number of ammunition and a ready-to-use improvised explosive device were found and seized.

Investigative actions are being carried out in order to establish all the circumstances of the accident. The criminal investigation is ongoing.