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Leader, member of ISIS 'sleeper cell' killed in police shootout

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New York Post

Associated Press

MOSCOW — Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee says the leader of an Islamic State “sleeper cell” and one of the cell’s members have been killed in a shootout with police.

The committee said in a statement Saturday that the shootout took place late the previous night in the Stavropol region, about 750 miles south of Moscow. Stavropol is adjacent to several majority-Muslim republics, including Chechnya where Islamic separatists fought an all-out war with Russian forces.

The committee said the shooting broke out when police tried to stop an automobile and its occupants opened fire.

It says the officers found bomb-making components in the car and later discovered IS literature at one of the suspects’ residences.

Read more: http://nypost.com/2017/04/22/leader-member-of-isis-sleeper-cell-killed-in-police-shootout/