The Governor of Astrakhan region Alexander Zhilkin said that the alleged killers of two policemen who were shot in the city Tuesday night, was the radical Islamists. Zhilkin a statement published on the official website of the Governor of the Astrakhan region.
“Tonight a group of radical Islamists-the Wahhabis, in fact provoking a traffic accident, made a daring attack on the traffic police. The attackers opened fire from a firearm and fled,” — said Zhilkin. He also stressed that law enforcement agencies are searching for a suspect and expressed his condolences to the relatives of the victims.
In an armed attack in Astrakhan, two policemen were killed. The attack took place on Tuesday, April 4, at about 0:27. Unknown persons at the store “Highway” on the street Filling in the Leninsky district of Astrakhan with a handgun fired several shots at two inspectors of traffic police, in the performance of official duties. According to preliminary data, the attackers were four, but later SK of Russia announced on the wanted list 8 people. During the attack killed a Lieutenant and a senior Lieutenant of police. The attackers seized the service weapon and fled.
An attack on a police patrol happened after they arrived to a call about the accident. It is known that the attackers moved on “Gazelle”.
The murder of two patrol initiated a criminal case under article 317, paragraph “b” of part 4 of article 226, part 2 of article 222 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (an encroachment on life of law enforcement officers, theft of weapons, illegal possession of weapons and ammunition).
Astrakhan Governor held an emergency meeting of the antiterrorist Commission.