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29 September 2021, 12:07

Prosecutor General's Office: KGB acted in line with law during Minsk shootout

MINSK, 29 September (BelTA) - The Prosecutor General's Office has conducted an inquiry into the use of weapons by KGB officers which caused the death of a Minsk resident, BelTA learned from the Prosecutor General's Office of Belarus.

It was established that the citizen was reasonably suspected of having committed major crimes related to terrorism. With a search warrant issued by the deputy prosecutor general KGB officers, accompanied by witnesses, arrived at the home of the suspect.

The KGB officers introduced themselves to the tenants of the apartment as representatives of law enforcement agencies.

The suspect ignored the repeated demands to open the door and the warnings of forced entry. After that, the law enforcement officers forced the door open and entered the apartment. The suspect fired his firearm twice killing one of the KGB officers.

Acting on the basis of the law on state security bodies, given the nature of the violence and armed resistance, the KGB officers opened fire in return and killed the suspect.

The prosecutor's investigation established that the KGB officers acted within their rights and in accordance with the law.

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