Russia: Police officer killed in checkpoint attack

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At least three people were reportedly killed in a shootout near Russia’s North Caucasus region of Ingushetia on Sunday.

It was reported that a police officer was also killed in the shootout.

The incident took place when two assailants reportedly attacked the traffic checkpoint at around 5:30 pm (according to Moscow time) and were killed in the exchange of fire.

A statement from the National Anti-Terrorist Committee (NAK) reads, “One bandit was neutralized, another was blocked in a building during a shootout at a police road checkpoint near the village of Yandare”.

The injured persons were rushed to the local hospital in the area.

Police officials said no civilians were hurt in the shootout.

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