Six Russian Law Enforcement Agents Wounded as Criminal Blows Himself Up During Detention

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A criminal set off an explosion in Russia’s Karachay-Cherkess Republic while being detained, and was subsequently killed by the blast. He also left six security staffers injured in the wake of the incident, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said on Friday.

Six law enforcement agents sustained injuries in the southern Russian Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia as they tried to detain a man who blew himself up, the National Counter-Terrorism Committee said on Friday.

“Today, at around noon, an attempt by an unidentified person to get into the territory where law enforcement agents were conducting a criminal intelligence operation was prevented in the village of Uchkeken in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic. The criminal blew himself up during the detention attempt”, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a press release.

The agents are receiving the necessary medical assistance. So far no reports of any civilians being injured have emerged, the press release went on. The authorities have launched an investigation to identify the criminal.

Sputnik

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