MOSCOW, August 20 (RAPSI) – A criminal case was opened on Monday after attacks against police officers in the Republic of Chechnya, the press service of Russia’s Investigative Committee reported.

According to the Interior Ministry’s regional directorate, on Monday morning, two assailants armed with knives attempted to enter one of the republic’s police offices. The attack resulted in injuries of two police officers on duty.

The criminals were shot dead, the statement reads.

Moreover, two other attacks against police officers reportedly occurred in Grozny on Monday.