Russia Update: 4 Gunmen Killed as Police in Nalchik Open Fire on Apartment Building

December 11, 2014
A group of unidentified fighters reportedly opened fire from the second floor of this apartment building in Nalchik on December 11, 2014. Photo by National Anti-Terrorist Committee via Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

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Four gunmen opened fire on police in Nalchik in the southern this morning after negotiations broken down, and were killed in retaliatory fire after setting off an explosive device, according to the Russian National Anti-Terrorist Committee.

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