08 November 2018, 22:56

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, in Chechnya, 13 people fell victim to armed conflict

In the period from July 1 to September 1, 2018, at least 13 people fell victim to the armed conflict in Chechnya. Of them, eight were killed and other five 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.

All the killed people were suspected militants, and all the wounded were law enforcers.

In July, no one fell victim to the armed conflict in Chechnya. In August, 10 people fell victim in the republic. Of them, five were killed and other five were wounded. As a result of a series of attacks on policemen, five suspected members of the armed underground were killed, and five law enforcers were wounded. In September, there were three victims. All of them were militants killed in armed clashes.

The provided statistics cannot reflect the number of victims with the 100 percent accuracy. Not all information is included in the news reports. It is not always possible to check the reliability of the statements voiced by the law enforcement bodies. Besides, new facts about the events of the reporting period become often known after the statistics had been already published on the "Caucasian Knot".

In the first quarter of 2018, in the Chechen Republic, at least eight people fell victim to the armed conflict. Of them, seven were killed, and one was wounded. In the second quarter of 2018, eleven people were killed in the armed conflict in Chechnya, including eight killed and three wounded.

In the third quarter of 2017, in Chechnya, six people fell victim to the armed conflict.

In total, in 2017, according to the calculations run by the "Caucasian Knot" and the information of the newspaper "Novaya Gazeta", 75 people fell victim in Chechnya, including 59 killed and 16 injured. In 2016, in Chechnya, at least 43 people fell victim to the ongoing armed conflict in Northern Caucasus. Of them, at least 27 were killed and other 16 were injured. In 2015, in Chechnya, at least 30 people fell victim to the ongoing armed conflict in Northern Caucasus. Of them, at least 14 were killed and other 16 were wounded.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 5, 2018 at 11:10 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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