#AceWorldNews – CAUCASUS – May 17 – Two people killed in a stand-off with police in the city of Chegem in the Russian North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria have been identified as a leader and a member of a terrorist cell, belonging to the internationally banned Caucasus Emirate organization, according to a statement by the Russia’s National Anti-terrorism Committee (NAC) ,cited by Interfax.
The men opened fire on police, who tried to stop their car.
The police fired back killing the two gunmen.
The car they were driving appeared to be stolen.
Police released the driver, who had been taken hostage.
The statement by the Anti-terrorism Committee says the dead militants were planning terrorist acts and were already responsible for killing civilians and law enforcers.
INTERFAX – RT – TASS – NAC