MAKHACHKALA, July 22 (Itar-Tass) — Three gunmen, who were destroyed near Khasavyurt on Thursday evening, were members of the Khasavyurt terrorist group.
“They were identified. The gunmen are Adil Chonayev, born in 1984, Marat Abdulkhanov, born in 1984, and Yunus Magomedov, born in 1975,” the information center of the National Anti-Terrorist Committee told Itar-Tass.
“The law enforcers were attempting to stop a VAZ-21099 car at about 10.45 p.m. Moscow time on Thursday at the 730th kilometer of the Caucasus federal highway near the town of Khasavyurt, but the fire was opened from the car. Three gunmen inside the car were killed in the retaliatory fire,” a source in the Dagestani Interior Ministry told Itar-Tass on Friday.
Two Kalashnikov assault rifles, 2 homemade grenades and a grenade F-1, as well as four loaded magazines to a hand machine gun Kalashnikov were found in the car. A criminal case was opened.
No law enforcers were injured in the incident.