Djemikent traffic police checkpoint after explosion, February 15, 2016. Photo: http://nac.gov.ru/kontrterroristicheskie-operacii/v-derbentskom-rayone-dagestana-u-posta-dps.html

20 February 2016, 12:02

Four suspects detained in connection with explosion in Djemikent

Four persons have been detained on suspicion of organizing the explosion near the Djemikent GIBDD (traffic police) post, said a law enforcement source of Dagestan.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the explosion at the GIBDD post near the village of Djemikent occurred in the morning on February 15. Dagestani authorities confirmed the death of two policemen and 18 others wounded in the explosion; other sources reported four casualties, including the suicide bomber.

"In the course of investigatory actions, four persons were detained, including two, who, according to preliminary data, had directly assisted the suicide bomber to trigger the bomb," the RIA "Novosti" quotes the source as saying.

The source has added that during searches of the houses of two detainees, homemade bombs were found.

Besides, the source has confirmed that the blast was committed by Magomedali Murliev, a 25-year-old native of Suleiman-Stalsky District, who was a member of the criminal grouping "Yuzhnaya" (Southern).

"Examination has established that the suicide bomber was Magomedali Murliev, born in 1991. He had been in hiding for 1.5 years, and on the federal wanted list," said the source.

Let us remind you that earlier the suicide bomber was pre-identified as Admir Talibov, a native of Dagestan and a student of the Astrakhan University. According to power agents, he was a supporter of the ideology of the "Islamic State" (IS), banned in Russia as a terrorist organization. The latter claimed responsibility for organizing the explosion.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Form of mobile communication
SMS: 8 903-767-6060
Know more? Do not be silent!
Lt feedback banner
All news

December 02, 2016 20:39

  • "EcoWatch" activists, "Dozhd" reporter detained in Krasnodar Territory

    Dmitry Shevchenko and Victor Chirikov, activists of the "Ecological Watch for Northern Caucasus" (EcoWatch), and Sergey Petrov, a correspondent of the "Dozhd" (Rain) TV Channel, were detained today in the vicinity of the village of Kabardinka by employees of the private security company; this was reported by Chirikov in his page on the "Facebook" social network.

December 02, 2016 20:02

December 02, 2016 18:10

  • Persons accused of plotting a putsch in Armenia state their innocent

    At the request of the advocates, the trial on the case of the preparation of the seizure of power in Armenia has been postponed until January 13, 2017. The defendants present at the today's court session told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent about their innocence and accused the investigators of the fabrication of the case.

December 02, 2016 14:10

  • Azerbaijan: Samedov, IPA leader, placed in dungeon

    After serving his two-year sentence in a closed-type prison, Movsum Samedov, the leader of the Islamic Party of Azerbaijan (IPA), was transferred to a general-security colony, where he was placed in the dungeon (penalty cell) for 15 days, said his advocate, who treats this decision as illegal.

December 02, 2016 14:08

News archive