Caucasus: Russian Nazran shootout, two FSB officers killed (photo, video)

17:01 Nov. 24, 2016

Russian Nazran shootout, two FSB officers killed (photo, video)

FSB assault in Nazran, Ingushetia, Russia (AlphaSpecnaz / Twitter)

Russia reports killing two alleged terrorists during the fight in Caucasus, losing two FSB special forces officers

Russian Federal Security Service reports commencing ‘counter-terrorist operation' in the biggest city of autonomous republic of Ingushetia (Northern Caucasus, Russia). Ingushetia is the closest neighbour of another North Caucasian republic of Russia, Chechnya, which fought for independence from Russia for almost 10 years, but now its elites demonstrate loyalty to Moscow. Today local insurgents, called ‘terrorists' by Russia, most active in Chechnya's neighbouring regions – Ingushetia and Dagestan.

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Numerous sources reveal the details of the today's fight. According to official data, FSB operatives blocked the private house of the terrorists, and demanded they surrender. After they refused, Russian started storming their position using armour (APC BTR-80). Firefight ended with death of 3 persons – 2 ‘terrorists' and one FSB operative. One more officer was badly wounded and died on the way to hospital.

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Ingushetian media Bakdar.org revealed the names of the alleged ‘terrorists'. "It is known that during the raid the father and son Eliyevs were killed, who were blocked in a private housing," statement reads.

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FSB published the video from the scene, stating weapon and ammunition were found in the house.

But later information was corrected. FSB declared killed insurgents also had 20 kilos of explosives and a flag of 'Islamic State'. Respective photos were also presented. 

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