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03 December 2018, 22:11

On November 26-December 2, three persons fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus

During the week from November 26 to December 2, 2018, at least three people perished in the armed conflict in Northern Caucasus; no information was received about the wounded people. These are the results of the calculations run by the "Caucasian Knot" based on its own materials and information from other open sources.

The casualties were alleged members of the armed underground in Kabardino-Balkaria.

Attack on law enforcers in Kabardino-Balkaria

According to the official version, on November 29, in the Maiski District of Kabardino-Balkaria, employees of the FSB and Centre "E" wanted to stop a car for checking documents; fire was opened from inside it at law enforcers. A shootout broke out; as a result, three attackers were killed, and one was detained. None of the law enforcers was hurt. The three killed men were residents of Kabardino-Balkaria, born in 1987, 1996 and 1998; according to law enforcers, they had been preparing murders of law enforcers and kidnap people with the aim to claim ransom.

Detention of Imam in Makhachkala

On November 26, Nigmatula Radjabov, an Imam of a Makhachkala mosque, was detained at the road-and-patrol service (known as the DPS) post at the entrance to Makhachkala. Policemen stopped the car with the Imam at the "Alaska-10" post. Imam Radjabov later said that law enforcers told him that he was on the preventive record as an extremist and was on the operative wanted list since December 19, 2016. They asked him to explain where he was going and where he lived, to which Radjabov objected, citing the fact that the Dagestani Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) had informed him that no preventive records exist. Then, the Imam was taken to the police station for further investigation. According to his story, for a long time they tried to find out which of the employees had put him on the wanted list, but failed to do it.

Imam Radjabov said that he was released the same day "without drawing up any protocol," he said that he would appeal against law enforcers' actions.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on December 3, 2018 at 04:27 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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