Moscow: Two men armed with axes and guns have launched an attack on a traffic police station in Moscow region, injuring at least two officers, security officials said. The attackers were killed in a standoff.
The incident took place east of the capital at a traffic police station on the busy Schelkovskoe Highway. Police officers had stopped a suspicious vehicle to check documents, before the men in the car launched the attack, Interfax reported.
“As a result two police officers have been injured, one of them is in a serious condition,” Russia’s Investigative Committee said in a statement. “One of the attackers was killed by police during the assault, the other [was killed] while trying to resist detention.”
Investigators are currently trying to establish the motives behind the attack, the committee added.