10 April 2012, 23:00

North Ossetia: four persons fell victim to armed conflict in the first quarter of 2012

In January, February and March 2012, at least four persons suffered from the ongoing North-Caucasian military conflict in the territory of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania; two of them were killed. These are the results of calculations, made by the "Caucasian Knot" based on its own materials and information from open sources.

The first quarter's casualties in North Ossetia are one civilian and one man declared to be a member of the armed underground. During the same period, at least two law enforcers were wounded in the republic.

Thus, on January 10, two persons were wounded in a shootout in the village of Zmeiskaya, North Ossetia. According to updated information, they were two policemen: the Police Lieutenant Igor Dzutsev, an employee of the Kirov ROVD (District Interior Division), and Tamerlan Dzebisov, a trainee from the Rostov Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, who took his practice at the ROVD, were taken to the district hospital with gunshot wounds.

On the following day, on January 11, Ruslan Kodzoev, an alleged member of the armed underground, who had been on the search list, was killed in a special operation in the village of Chermen in North Ossetia. The counterterrorist operation (CTO) regime was introduced in the western outskirts of the village. However, no official information about Kodzoev's murder in Chermen was posted on the website of the MIA of North Ossetia.

In the evening on February 27, near one of the households in Andjievskaya Street in the city of Mozdok, Kamil Kazakov, Director General of the Mozdok Experimental Mechanical Plant and the leader of the Muslim community of the Mozdok District, was shot dead. Unidentified persons opened fire at Kazakov, 56, who was walking along the street, from a car of a non-established model; Kamil Kazakov died on the spot from the received wounds.

The "Caucasian Knot" has also reported that on March 18 in the Prigorodny District of North Ossetia, an improvised explosive device (IED) was found and neutralized; it was planted on the side of the road two kilometres away from the village of Maiskiy. The power of the bomb was 8 kilograms of TNT (trotyl) equivalent.

Let us note here that in 2011, according to the calculations of the "Caucasian Knot" based on the data from own correspondents of the edition and information from open sources, at least 14 people fell victim to the armed conflict in North Ossetia: 4 persons were killed and 10 wounded.

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