14 October 2019, 14:03

On October 7-13, 2019, no one fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus

During the week of October 7-13, 2019, no one fell victim to the armed conflict in Northern Caucasus. 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' raid in Dagestan

On October 11, law enforcers conducted another raid near the "Tangim" Mosque in Makhachkala. Three law enforcement checkpoints were arranged near the mosque, and law enforcers were stopping cars and writing down personal data of drivers. At least 60 law enforcers were involved in the raid, reported Magomed Magomedov, the spokesman for the "Tangim" Mosque. The press service of the Dagestani Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) explained that measures to ensure law and order were taken in the area of the "Tangim" Mosque. No one was detained.

Detentions in Kabardino-Balkaria

On October 7, in Baksan, Asker Khamukov, a founder of the "One Body" charity foundation, was detained on suspicion of financing terrorism. A search was conducted at his home. According to relatives of Asker Khamukov, his wife and his sister were also detained. After the detention, the sister of Asker Khamukov was hospitalized and gave birth to a child on October 8. Investigators believe that Asker Khamukov and his sister transferred 6 million roubles to militants in Syria. Starting from February 2015, they were raising money through the Internet for the needs of the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization banned in Russia by the court, investigators suggest. The fundraising involved not only residents of Kabardino-Balkaria, but also people from Karachay-Cherkessia, Ingushetia, Krasnodar, the Stavropol Territory, and other regions of Russia. On October 11, it was reported that Asker Khamukov was arrested for two months. His relatives were not informed of the whereabouts of Asker Khamukov, said his father Mukhamed Khamukov. According to the man, his daughter was released under house arrest until December 9.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 14, 2019 at 10:48 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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