15 January 2019, 08:25

MIA head reports to Vasiliev on fighting militants

Law enforcers have achieved a "significant breakthrough" in combating the armed underground in Dagestan, but eight militants are still wanted, Abdurashid Magomedov, the head of the Dagestani Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), has announced.

On January 14, the head of Dagestan, Vladimir Vasiliev, was present at the extended MIA Collegium, where police bosses have summed up their work in 2018.

Abdurashid Magomedov, the Minister, has emphasized the results of the MIA's counterterrorist activities. "To date, the activities of the bandit groupings that were active in the republic are virtually completely suppressed. Eight members of the [armed] underground, who are reportedly hiding abroad, remain on the wanted list," the website of the Dagestani MIA quotes the Minister as saying.

According to Magomedov, the spread of extremist ideology continues on the Internet, where "dormant cells" are being formed from the radicals, who had not come to the attention of law enforcers earlier," he has stated.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on January 14, 2019 at 08:44 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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