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MAKHACHKALA, July 15 (Itar-Tass) — Three gunmen who opened fire on law enforcement officers who stopped their car for a document check have been liquidated in Dagestan. The incident occurred in Makhachkala, on a highway to the Tarki town on Thursday night, the Interior Ministry of Dagestan told Itar-Tass.
“At around 22:00 MSK law enforcement officers tried to stop a VAZ-2109 car for an inspection of documents, but fire was opened on them from the vehicle,” the ministry said. According to the source, three gunmen in the car were destroyed by return fire. Policemen found in the car a Stechkin selective-fire machine pistol with 20 cartridges, a traumatic pistol converted for firing live ammunition, an F-1 grenade, two packages with wires, a package with ammonium nitrate weighing 7 kilograms and web vests.
The law enforcement officers sustained no casualties.
The destroyed gunmen are being identified, a criminal case under two articles of the RF Criminal Code: “Infringement on the life of law enforcement officers” and “Illicit trafficking in weapons and ammunition” has been opened.