The attack on the reception of the FSB in Khabarovsk was preceded by a robbery shooting. The attackers stole 40 weapons
He attacked the Department of the FSB in the Khabarovsk region used weapons stolen from a local shooting club, reports RBC with reference to sources in the FSB.
According to the source in the FSB, visited the club “hammer” investigators discovered that the tyre was stolen all the weapons, and the instructor killed. Another source of RBC in law enforcement – said that only 40 had been stolen weapons.
Director of sports shooting club “hammer” Nikolay Mikhaylyuk could not confirm or deny the information about the weapons theft and the deceased instructor. “I can’t say” he answered the question.
Meanwhile “Interfax” with reference to an informed source said that the shooting “hammer”, located on Pacific street, 73a, committed group logged more than 10 people. They stole weapons and killed the guard.
“This morning the dash was found the body of a security guard of an institution, whose death was caused by bullet wounds. During the inspection of the premises revealed that unknown robbers stole about 25 firearms – pistols and rifles,” – said the Agency interlocutor.
Later the Agency announced the arrest of one of the raiders on a sports shooting club. “During the search he discovered and seized a fighting machine with cartridges, according to preliminary data, stolen in the attack on tyre,” – said informed the press.
According to preliminary data, the man was detained in a rented apartment. It is reported that he is 29 years old and previously, he was not convicted.
Earlier, the FSB reported the assault to the receiving service in Khabarovsk. The Tira robbery and the attack on the reception of the FSB – related events. Now police are trying to figure out who committed the attacks and to hold those people.
Reception of the FSB was attacked on April 21 at 17:02 local time (10:02 Moscow time). The shooter opened fire indiscriminately. Killing the officers and the visitor, second visitor was wounded. The attacker was killed. According to the FSB, the attack was made by a native and resident of Khabarovsk Krai, a A. Konev, born in 1999. The FSB stated that he is a supporter of neo-Nazi groups.
According to Life, Konev two years ago converted to Islam. TV channel “Ren TV”, in turn, published his baby pictures, where a young man, presumably, from 12 to 14 years. RBC with reference to sources in the FSB clarifiesthat the offender was Anton Konev.
Responsibility for the attack on the reception of the FSB claimed “Russian insurgent army”
Meanwhile, the journalists of “Medusa” reported that to them, the editorial staff received a letter in which responsibility for the attack on the reception of the FSB in the Khabarovsk took the “Russian insurgent army” (RPA).
The authors of the message announced that the fight against “repressive Putin regime and its secret police”. Answering the question of “Medusa” on why the assailant opened fire on a civilian, an anonymous representative of the RPA said that the target chooses not organization, a specific performer, “within its capabilities”.
In addition, the RPA stressed that the attack is not connected with the anniversary of the birthday of Adolf Hitler on April 20. At the moment there is no official confirmation of reports that the attack may be involved in RPA. The FSB did not comment on the possible involvement of the organization to the crime.
“Russian insurgent army” was created on December 29, 2014 in Kiev. Video from the press conference where we announced the creation of the RPA is available on YouTube. The organization has positioned itself as a Union of political émigrés. Members of the organization participated in clashes in southeastern Ukraine on the side of Kiev.
In its Manifesto , the RPA declares that seeking “the overthrow of the regime of Putin and neo-Soviet nomenclature”, “stop the war in Ukraine” and “consolidation of the national sovereignty of the Russian people.”
“We urge in the ranks of the Russians of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, USA and other countries where we were forced to flee from Russia, which has deprived us of the opportunity to live freely, to work and to create, to stand with us shoulder to shoulder and complete the historical injustice against our people and the joint efforts to create a Russian nation, the Russian state, which undoubtedly will be a bright jewel in the Treasury of world heritage,” – said in the Manifesto.
The RPA community in social network “Vkontakte”, which was closed in January 2015 at the request of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, has a population of 1,200 people. April 3 in the official statement of the Republican party, which the organization denied involvement in the terrorist attack in St. Petersburg metro.
“We clearly distinguish the difference between a war against the authorities, their supporters and corrupt officials and ordinary people, for whose rights we are fighting. We aim to spread panic and fear in society at the cost of life of our citizens”, – emphasized in the message.
As noted previously, the RPA took responsibility for the arson of the headquarters of the “Troll factory” in St. Petersburg in October 2016 and declared participation in murder of the Deputy of the Iskitim district of Novosibirsk Vladimir Shevtsov in February 2017. However, official confirmation of the involvement of RPA to these crimes no.