Anti-terrorism committee confirms both gunmen surrender in Derbent.

MOSCOW, August 27 (Itar-Tass) —— Two gunmen, who were blocked at a private house in Gadzhiyev Street in Derbent on Friday, surrendered to the law enforcement agencies on Saturday, spokesman for the information center of the National Anti-Terrorism Committee Nikolai Sintsov told Itar-Tass on Saturday.

“In the pursuit on Friday the gunmen were blocked at a private house, which was abandoned by the dwellers timely. The gunmen were talked into surrender to the authorities as a result of the negotiations involving their relatives on Saturday morning. They went out of the house and laid down their submachine guns voluntarily,” Sintsov said. According to the law enforcement agencies, both bandits “are members of the Derbent terrorist group” and were involved in the fire at the FSB department in Derbent on Friday and laid down arms at about 11.30 a.m. Moscow time on Saturday.

The detectives found that three gunmen hijacked a VAZ-21099 car at about 2.45 p.m. Moscow time on Friday on the outskirts of Derbent in the Sukhaya Rechka district. They fired at 3 p.m. Moscow time at the FSB department from this car. Then the gunmen opened fire at the law enforcers, who chased them down, at the crossroads of Pushkin Street and Magomed Gadzhiyev Street. A gunman from Makhachkala Magomed Tamurayev, born in 1992, was destroyed in the retaliatory fire. Two gunmen, including an injured criminal, abandoned the car and entrenched at a private house under construction at 13, Magomed Gadzhiyev Street. The anti-terrorist regime was introduced in this Derbent district.

The negotiations were on with the blocked gunmen until late Friday evening. However, the talks were futile. The negotiations continued on Saturday morning. A bandit surrendered as a result of the talks. “The mothers of the criminals participated in the talks,” the source said.

The SK investigation department opened a criminal case over the shootout and car hijacking for an attempt on the life of law enforcers, banditry and the illegal circulation of weapons and ammunition.

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