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Russian Police Kill Two Suspected Of Carrying Explosives


Police, who detained a third suspect alive, were searching a residential area of the city for possible suspects.

Russian police have killed two people suspected of carrying explosives in a vehicle after a shoot-out in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, according to Russian media reports.

Russian media reports said the shooting started on October 23 when police stopped a suspicious vehicle in Nizhny Novgorod, a city 400 kilometers east of Moscow.

The suspects opened fire and police shot back, the reports said. A third suspect was apprehended.

"Law enforcement officers stopped a car, two suspects resisted arrest and were liquidated on the spot. Explosives were found in the car," the TASS state news agency quoted a source as saying.

"They have shot dead two [people] suspected of terrorism," a law enforcement source told RIA Novosti.

Police carried out an operation in a residential area of the city for possible suspects. Police sources said the operation was now over.

The bomb allegedly found in the suspects' car was detonated by a robot. Two police suffered concussions in the explosion, the reports said.

A law enforcement source quoted by TASS named those killed as "members of illegal armed groups," a term used by officials to describe Islamist insurgents in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus.

Based on reporting by AFP, AP, TASS, and RIA Novosti