"In the course of further operation and search measures, the whereabouts of three bandits were established. They were blocked off near the village of Kremenchug-Konstantinovskoye, of the Baksansky district of Kabardino-Balkaria. The armed criminals confronted the law enforcement officers who tried to detain them and were neutralised", the statement said.
Earlier in the day, the law enforcement officers received information about an attack being prepared. As a result of checking the information, two ready-to-use improvised explosive devices (IED) and components for them were discovered at the place of residence of one of the suspects.
On 22 March, Russia's National Antiterrorism Committee (NAC) said its agents had neutralised a bandit near the city of Ufa, who planned to carry out a terror attack.