The video of murder was uploaded on social media soon afterwards, but the militants had cut the episode showing the officer's courageous behavior from the footage.
Земля тебе пухом.Ты настоящий мужчина и герой.Магомед Нурбагандов. pic.twitter.com/3fCtPFoyOE— Иван Соколов (@strecha75) September 11, 2016
On August 7 the National Antiterrorism Committee (NAC) reported that six militants including the head of a local armed gang had been killed in Dagestan during two separate Special Forces raids. Three militants were neutralized in Izberbash and three more in Makhachkala. According to the NAC, the killed fighters were involved in terrorism-related crimes, including an August attack on road police and the July 10 shooting in which Nurbagandov was killed.
The full version of the video was discovered in the cell phone that belonged to one of the militants. In the video one of the militants reads from Magomed Nurbagandov's police id card and asks if the card is his. Magomed, while being held at gunpoint, admits that the card belongs to him.
The militant then demands that Magomed looks in the camera and tells his fellow police officers to abandon their duty.
"Carry out your duty, brothers," Nurbagandov says looking straight in the camera, "What else you expect me to say?" He then asks the gunman.
The officer was reportedly shot in his head a minute afterwards.
Dagestan MIA said in a statement that Nurbagandov died a heroic death and that he will be recommended for a posthumous decoration.