2 police officers, 1 civilian wounded in Moscow shootout

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MOSCOW, June 15 (Xinhua) — Two police officers and one civilian were injured in an exchange of gunfire in the southwest of Moscow on Monday, the Russian capital’s police said in a statement.

“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 said.

Currently, a group of investigators and policemen are working at the scene of the incident, establishing its circumstances, it added.

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

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