OREANDA-NEWS. A criminal case on encroachment on the life of a serviceman was initiated in the Belgorod Region of Russia for an attack on a detachment of border guards, the official representative of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Svetlana Petrenko, said.

“Investigative bodies of the Investigative Committee in the Belgorod Region have opened a criminal case under Article 317 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (encroachment on the life of a serviceman in order to obstruct legal activities to ensure public safety),” Petrenko told reporters.

According to the agency, on December 3, when three armed men attempted to violate the state border of the Russian Federation, a shootout took place with border guards, as a result of which one of the violators was killed. Two other offenders fled to the territory of Ukraine.