A counterterrorist operation in Nalchik. April 11, 2024. Photo by the Federal Security Service of Russia

13 April 2024, 22:34

Suspects killed during CTO in Nalchik identified

Two persons killed by law enforcers during a counterterrorist operation (CTO) in Nalchik have been identified as residents of Kabardino-Balkaria, investigators report.

The “Caucasian Knot” has reported that on April 11, during the CTO carried out in Nalchik, law enforcers killed two persons. The killed suspects were members of a cell of an international terrorist organization and were planning terror acts in Kabardino-Balkaria, the National Antiterrorism Committee (NAC) reported. An investigator reported that a criminal case had been instituted regarding an attack on the lives of law enforcers and illegal trafficking in firearms and explosives.

The killed suspects have been identified, reports the spokesperson for the Investigating Department for Kabardino-Balkaria of the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF). “They were residents of Kabardino-Balkaria, born in 1997 and 2004,” the TASS reports.

Residents of Volny Aul and other villages located not far from Nalchik said they were awakened by submachine gun fire and explosions, and some residents decided not to let their children go to school.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on April 12, 2024 at 11:29 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

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