29 April 2019, 19:18
On April 22-28, 2019, no one fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus
During the week of April 22-28, 2019, no victims to the armed conflict in Northern Caucasus were reported. These are the results of the calculations run by the "Caucasian Knot" based on its own materials and information from other open sources.
Law enforcers report detention of five militants in Dagestan and Chechnya
On April 23, it was reported about the detention in the capitals of Dagestan and Chechnya of five members of the "Islamic State"*. According to the FSB, the suspects were plotting attacks on law enforcers in Kaspiysk and Grozny. The detainees received instructions for making a bomb on the Internet. Law enforcers seized from them the components necessary for manufacturing of an improvised explosive device (IED), as well as guns, ammunition and "suicidal records." One of the detainees confessed that the grouping was plotting an attack on employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) using a drone with an IED.
Terror act prevented in Kabardino-Balkaria
On April 25, in Nalchik, law enforcers detained a suspected militant from the "Islamic State"*, who was plotting a terror act with the use of an improvised explosive device (IED). According to the law enforcers' version, the detainee was a member of the armed underground in Kabardino-Balkaria for the past ten years. Under the instructions got from the leaders of the Baksan militant grouping, the detained suspect manufactured IEDs used in the attack on the Baksan hydroelectric power plant (HPP) in 2010 and the terror acts against law enforcers of the republic in 2009-2012.
Resident of Makhachkala reports detentions of believers
On April 26, after another raid held by law enforcers near the Tangim mosque in Makhachkala, local resident Asadulla Aliev was detained. According to the man, he left the Tangim mosque and was going to work, but was stopped by the law enforcers and taken to a police station. Asadulla Aliev told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent that together with him, the law enforcers detained two other believers, and at the police station, he saw other three or four believers who visited the Tangim mosque. Officers from the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) for Dagestan refused to give the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent a prompt comment on the reasons for the police raid and the number of detainees.
* Islamic State (IS, former ISIL) is a terrorist organization, banned in Russia by the court
This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on April 29, 2019 at 02:50 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.