A militant leader was killed on Tuesday in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, the Interior Ministry said.
The militant, Azparukh Shamayev, has long been on a federal wanted list for a series of murders.
On November 14, 2011, he personally killed two precinct police officers in the republic’s capital, Nalchik, the ministry said.
Police tried to stop Shamayev and another, unidentified man on Tuesday morning for a document check. They opened fire on police. Shamayev was killed by return fire while the other man escaped.