Friday, July 13, 2012 -
Officers from Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) shot and killed a suspected Uzbek terrorist during a raid in the Saratov region of southern Russia, the FSB said on Friday.
“On July 11, regional security officers arrived to a house in the village of Lugovskoye in the Rovnoye district for conducting search operations (house search) sanctioned by the Saratov garrison military court,” the Itar-Tass news agency reported the FSB statement as saying.
“When they tried to enter the house, a 60-year-old native of Uzbekistan who lived in it showed resistance and fired multiple shots from a Makarov pistol.”
The man, Abdurakhman Turdiyev, is believed to have lived in the house since 2005.
Security officers uncovered a wealth of extremist literature and weapons, including explosives, grenades, two sawed-off shotguns, and a 400-gram TNT bomb.
120 grams of a powdery substance was also discovered, which authorities believe to be heroin.
One of the policemen involved in the raid was shot in both legs.