Anti-terrorism units in Russia's Eastern Military District have conducted large-scale exercises to repel terrorist attacks in the Amur Region, the district's spokesman said Friday.
Describing the script for the exercise, Col. Alexander Gordeev said, "a conventional armed bandit group attacked a military unit to seize the storage of ammunition and weaponry. As a result of the use of grenades by the conventional terrorists during the assault on the military unit, fire broke out in one of the checkpoints.".
According to Gordeev, anti-terrorist units blocked terrorists and opened fire. After having eliminated the so-called "conventional gang," the fire brigade garrison extinguished a fire.
About a dozen automobiles and light-armored military vehicles, and some 200 soldiers participated in the exercises.