The introduction of the CTO regime in Sunzha is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the regional operational headquarters.
The report said that the operation began at 14:30 Moscow time. The urban area of the operation is limited to the streets of Chkalov, Pliev, Druzhba, Visaitov, Yuzhnaya and Gardanova.
A TASS source in law enforcement said that security forces entered into battle with the bandits on Demchenko Street. The gang is blocked, informs the National Anti-Terrorism Committee.
The correspondent of Novaya Gazeta reports that in the area of the CTO there are lines, single shots and loud sounds of explosions, as well as a series of several booming explosions.
The operational headquarters called on local residents to remain calm, to prevent chaos and unrest, as well as not to interfere with the actions of the security forces, assuring that the situation is under control.
As specified in the headquarters, information on the development of the situation in Sunzhe will be received additionally.
According to Moskovsky Komsomolets, the shootout began between members of a religious group - the Batalkhadzhins after some members of the group decided to leave it.