Four suspects in attacking policemen in Astrakhan killed

 Four suspects in attacking policemen in Astrakhan killed

Four criminals who shot and killed policemen in Russia’s city of Astrakhan on April 4 and attacked Russian Guard officers early on Thursday have been killed, a spokesman for the Russian Guard Irina Volk said.

"The criminals who shot dead two traffic police officers on April 4 and attacked Russian Guard officers this night have been killed in a special operation. Thus, all of the four criminals have been neutralized," TASS cited the spokesman as saying.

According to the Astrakhan region department of the Russian interior ministry, the Russian Guard officers came under gunfire in the small hours on Thursday when they tried to stop a car to check documents. Three officers were wounded. One of them is in serious condition. The attackers fled the scene, however one of them was killed and another one was wounded. Presumably, the attack was staged by the same persons who shot and killed two policemen on April 4.

According to earlier reports, early on April 4, unidentified armed men attacked two traffic police officers who arrived at a road accident scene in Astrakhan. They made several shots at the policemen who died instantly. Four men suspected of this attack have been put on the Russian and international wanted lists.

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