Police kill suspect in 2010 south Russia power plant blast

A suspected militant believed to have been involved in a 2010 terrorist attack on a power plant in southern Russia was killed during a police operation in the North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria on Friday, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee reported.

A group of gunmen burst into the Baksan Hydropower Plant in the republic of Kabardino-Balkaria on July 21 last year, shooting dead two security guards. They then detonated five improvised explosive devices at the plant.

The committee said in a statement that police had surrounded the house where the militant was staying, and asked him to surrender. He was killed after he opened fire, a committee statement said.

Two of the militants involved in the terrorist attack on the hydropower plant were killed in a special police operation several days after the blast.

Last October police detained Timur Shibzukhov, 24, and Magomed Shogenov, 26, who confessed to also being involved in the attack. They are now facing a trial in Kabardino-Balkaria.

The blasts at the Baksan Hydropower Plant put out of order three power units, leaving without electricity the cities of Baksan, Nalchik and Tyrnyauz. Damages were estimated at over $23 million.

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