Search activities in residential area. Photo: http://nac.gov.ru/antiterroristicheskie-ucheniya/v-voronezhskoy-oblasti-provedeno.html

25 September 2017, 08:08

On September 18-24, 2017, seven persons fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus

During the week of September 18-24, 2017, seven persons fell victim to the armed conflict in Northern Caucasus. Of them, two were killed and five others were wounded. These are the results of the calculations run by the "Caucasian Knot" based on its own materials and information from other open sources.

The death toll includes two suspected members of the armed underground: one in Dagestan and another in Chechnya.

Attacks on law enforcers

On September 18, policemen tried to stop a car moving along the road between Khasavyurt and Makhachkala. The car driver failed to obey to the policemen's demand to stop the car. After that, the policemen started to pursue him, and the driver began to shoot back. A shootout occurred. After a while, the car caught fire, and as a result the driver was killed. He was identified as Sakhrudin Ibragimov, an owner of the car and a resident of Khasavyurt.

At night on September 22, at the entrance to the Kalininsky village in the Mozdok District of North Ossetia, a guard and surveillance checkpoint No. 16 of the Division for the Mozdok District from the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) was shelled. As a result of the shelling, three policemen were injured. The policemen fired back, but the attackers managed to escape. The wounded policemen, 25-, 26- and 38-year-old, were taken to the Mozdok District Hospital.

Bombings and terror acts

In the evening of September 21, in the wooded area in the vicinity of the Kharachoi village in the Vedeno District, a suspected militant, detained a year ago, and two policemen, who accompanied him, were blown up on a mine. The policemen together with the detainee were combing the terrain in an attempt to find a hiding of militants. Both policemen were injured, and the suspected militant was killed. The policeman who accompanied the detainee in handcuffs got multiple shrapnel wounds, while another policeman got a concussion and wounds of moderate severity. In 2016, Abbas Kuzhulov, a deceased 60-year-old local resident, was sentenced for involvement in an illegal armed formation (IAF). He was serving his sentence in a prison outside Chechnya and was sent to the republic to take part in investigative actions.

Detentions

On September 21, the police detained two residents of Khasavyurt, who joined a group of militants operating in Kaspiysk. According to investigators, in August 2017, two men voluntarily joined an illegal armed formation (IAF) and began to obey to the instructions voiced by the leader of the militant grouping. The suspects looked for and kept weapons and ammunition and also recruited new members for the militant grouping, the investigators' report states.

Kidnappings

On September 14, in Khasavyurt, 42-year-old Alexei Kardashov left his house in his private car and did not return. It is unknown for what purpose and in what direction he was driving. Investigators believe he was kidnapped. A criminal case was instituted under Part 1 of Article 126 of the Russian Criminal Code (kidnapping of a person). The appropriate information was released on September 22.

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