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Russians kill 2 suspected terrorists following shootout

May 20, 2013 at 4:28 PM   |   Comments

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.

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