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