Operation on detention of participants of illegal armed groups operating in the territory of the North Caucasus began on Wednesday morning in an apartment house to the address Lenin Avenue, 92/3, in St. Petersburg. About it reported a press-service of management of FSB across St.-Petersburg and Leningrad region, reports TASS.
Eyewitnesses reported about shooting in the area of the operation. According to residents of the 16-storey building, which features special services and nearby homes heard loud bangs accompanied by a perceptible vibration of Windows and walls, and the sound of gunfire, reports “Interfax”.
As the “Fontanka”, the information that the house is cordoned off by people in the form of special forces began to arrive around 10:30 GMT. The correspondent reported that the security forces have made in the house many white bags”, with out-houses of the residents were not allowed back without explanation.
Earlier the newspaper reported that special forces were concentrated in a sixth state (of the entrance. —) and that around 11:30 GMT was heard two bangs.
According to the correspondent of “Echo of Moscow” Arseny Vesnin from home “carried a man on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance”.