Russians kill 2 suspected terrorists following shootout

May 20, 2013 at 4:28 PM

MOSCOW, May 20 (UPI) -- Russian police said they killed two suspected terrorists and captured a third in a shootout outside Moscow Monday.

RIA Novosti said the men had recently returned from the border area of Afghanistan and Pakistan and had received training to carry out a terrorist attack. The three men were Russian citizens, the Russian National Anti-Terrorism Committee said.

"The militants were besieged in the course of a special operation, but opened fire after they were asked to surrender. Two of them were killed and another detained as a result of a rapid shootout," the committee said in a statement, adding one police officer was wounded in the operation.

The government did not release further details on the suspects' plans.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
More than 80 percent of North Korean defectors are women, says report
Kenyan bishop warns Obama against pro-gay policy
Duma approves construction of $4 billion bridge to Crimea
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seeking new trial for Boston Marathon bombing
Shark bites Camp Lejeune Marine on North Carolina coast