Criminal case opened in Ingushetia after clash with militants

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A criminal case has been opened in the Republic of Ingushetia after a clash with militants, the regional Investigation Department of the RF IC reports on August 23.

“Investigative bodies of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Ingushetia initiated a criminal case on the fact of encroachment on the life of law enforcement officers,” the ministry said in a statement.

According to the investigation, on Sunday morning, August 23, a CTO regime was introduced in the Troitskoye rural settlement of the Sunzhensky District of Ingushetia. As a result of the special operation, three militants were liquidated – according to the NAK, they were supporters of the international terrorist organization “Islamic State” banned in the Russian Federation. Two officers of the FSB of Russia in the Republic of Ingushetia were injured.

Firearms, ammunition, improvised explosive devices and parts of improvised explosive devices were found at the scene of the incident.

The case was initiated on the grounds of crimes under Art. 317 (encroachment on the life of a law enforcement officer), part 2 of Art. 222 and part 2 of Art. 222.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (illegal acquisition, transfer, sale, storage, transportation or carrying of weapons, their main parts, ammunition or explosive devices).

The introduction of the counter-terrorist operation (CTO) regime on the territory was announced earlier on 23 August. The bandits sat down in the house of the Troitskoye settlement and, in response to an appeal to surrender to the authorities, opened fire on law enforcement officers.

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