` Two Killed in Stand-Off in City of Chegem in Russian North Caucasus Are Identified Terrorist’s ‘

#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

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` Russia’s National Anti-Terrorist Committee cannot confirm reports `Doku Umarov ‘ was Martyred – based on Reports ‘

#AceWorldNews Russia’s National Anti-Terrorist Committee (NAC) said it cannot confirm reports of the death of Russia’s most wanted terrorist, Doku Umarov.

The statement comes following media reports citing one of the insurgent web-sites, on which his group said that Umarov “was martyred.”

A leader of the self-proclaimed Caucasus Emirate, Umarov, 49, claimed personal responsibility for numerous attacks against civilians on Russian soil, earning himself the media nickname of “Russia’s bin Laden”.

The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, repeatedly claimed that the terrorist leader was dead.

However, no official confirmation or proof has been submitted.

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