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20 November 2017, 07:59

On November 13-19, 2017, three persons fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus

During the week of November 13-19, 2017, at least three persons suffered in the armed conflict in Northern Caucasus. Of them, two persons were killed and another was wounded. These are the results of the calculations run by the "Caucasian Knot" based on its own materials and information from other open sources.

Both killed persons were suspected members of the armed underground in Chechnya.

Attacks on law enforcers

On November 19, two militants attacked a police checkpoint near the village of Roshni-Chu in the Urus-Martan District of Chechnya. The attackers were killed in a shootout. There were four policemen at the checkpoint, and one of them was slightly injured. According to the "Life", the killed attackers were identified as Akhmed Chakhkiev, born in 1981, and Adam Tsutsaev, born in 1986.

Special and counterterrorist operations

On November 13, restrictive measures were introduced in the Achkhoi-Martan District of Chechnya. Law enforcers were instructed to detain all men, except for the elderly ones, who would leave home after 11:00 p.m. Law enforcers will detain men to identify them, find out their activities and the reasons for being away from home. Those measures have been introduced without disclosing the reasons and official confirmation of restrictions on movement. Over the past several days, there were no mass detentions in the district, reported local residents. However, according to them, the police intensified the activity at night. Local residents called the situation in the district "tense."

On November 17, residents of the villages of Novoselskoe in the Khasavyurt District of Dagestan reported that the mosque was cordoned off by law enforcers who were verifying IDs of mosque-goers. According to the villagers, in the morning, one of the Novoselskoe residents was detained after a search in his house. Law enforcers found weapon at his place, while his relatives said it had been planted to him. In the morning on November 18, law enforcers began searches in the village of Karlanyurt in the Khasavyurt District.


On November 14, Albert Khamkhoev, a resident of the village of Yandare, born in 1992, was arrested, reported his father Adam Khamkhoev. During the detention, the father saw how law enforcers forcibly put a pistol into his son's arms and then attached it to his belt. Albert Khamkhoev knew M. Murzabekov, killed in an attack on a road-and-patrol service (known as DPS) checkpoint in the Yandare village. At the time of the attack, according to his father, Albert Khamkhoev took part in sport trainings in Moscow.

Five persons were detained on suspicion of involvement in the attack, reported Akhmed Dzeitov, Secretary of the Security Council. When carrying out searches, law enforcers discovered weapons and explosives. The day before, a source from the law enforcement agencies reported the detention of three residents of the republic on suspicion of involvement in the attack on the DPS checkpoint. The detainees are 21-25 years old, and they maintained close ties with the militants killed during the attack.

On November 15, the police detained a resident of the Buynaksk District of Dagestan. According to the law enforcement agencies, more than 230 rounds were seized from his house.

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