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2 policemen,1 civilian injured in shooting in southwest Moscow

The Russian Investigative Committee said in a separate statement that it had opened a criminal case on the grounds of an encroachment on the life of law enforcement officers.

SNS | New Delhi |

At least three people were injured, including two cops Two in an exchange of gunfire in the southwest of Moscow on Monday, according to the police.

“Today, in the area of house 156 on Leninsky Avenue, traffic police officers stopped a taxi for violating the rules of the road. A passing citizen fired at the police officers allegedly from a traumatic weapon, as a result of which the two policemen were injured”, it said in a statement.

The wounded policemen used service firearms to shoot at the attacker, injuring him and having him detained, the statement further added.

The Russian Investigative Committee said in a separate statement that it had opened a criminal case on the grounds of an encroachment on the life of law enforcement officers.

Last month, at least nine people were detained after a shooting at a parking lot near a residential compound in the south of Moscow.

In 2019, at least one person were killed after a gunman opened fire near the headquarters of Russia’s main intelligence agency in Moscow.

Last year, in December, at least five people were injured in the shooting near the Federal Security Service (FSB) building in Russia.

Gun laws in Russia are strict and mass shootings are a rare occurrence. While citizens can acquire firearms for hunting or sport, they are required to undergo a thorough background check in order to obtain a license.