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19 November 2018, 20:20

On November 12-18, one person fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus

During the week of November 12-18, 2018, at least one person was killed in the armed conflict in Northern Caucasus. No wounded were reported. These are the results of calculations run by the "Caucasian Knot" based on its own materials and information from other open sources.

The killed woman was a suspected member of the armed underground.

A female suicide bomber blows herself up in Grozny

According to the law enforcement bodies, on November 17, in the Staropromyslovsky District of Grozny, a woman stopped about 75 meters from a checkpoint and committed a suicide bombing. When policemen noticed the unusual behaviour of the young woman, they asked her to stop and produce her ID, but she rushed to the checkpoint, reported the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) for the Chechen Republic. At that moment, the policemen noticed an improvised explosive device (IED) on the woman's body and fired a warning shot, while the young woman blew herself up. No law enforcers or civilians fell victim to the explosion. The police organized a search for possible accomplices of the suspected female suicide bomber. According to the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF), the suicide bombing was committed by Karina Spiridonova, a 25-year-old native of Adygea, who lived in Chelyabinsk and then in Dagestan.

Relatives of killed Chechen residents detained

After a shootout near the village of Martan-Chu, in which two residents of Urus-Martan were killed, law enforcers detained all men from their families, including cousins and second cousins, reported a female relative of a killed man on November 13. According to the woman, parents were summoned to identify the body, and searches were conducted in houses, yards, and even among neighbours. According to the spokesperson of the Chechen MIA, law enforcers are engaged in search for the suspected accomplice of the killed people.

On November 14, in the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria, the police detained a local resident suspected of involvement in an interregional distribution channel for weapons and drugs. According to the MIA for Kabardino-Balkaria, during a search of the house belonging to a 55-year-old suspect, policemen found three grams of heroin and more than ten kilograms of marijuana, as well as four firearms with ammunition and fake IDs of employees of the Foreign Intelligence Service and the Russian MIA.

A nephew of an Ingush oppositionist kidnapped

At about 11:00 p.m. on November 11, in the village of Zyazikov-Yurt in the Malgobek District of Ingushetia, unidentified people in masks in two cars without state registration numbers kidnapped Rustam Lyanov, a nephew of Ibragim Lyanov, the head of the European Ingush Association in Brussels. Later, Rustam Lyanov said that under the threat of violence to be used against his brother, the kidnappers demanded from him to address his uncle Ibragim through video camera with a request not to voice any harsh appeals to Ingush leader Yunus-Bek Evkurov and apologize for his uncle. Later, the kidnapped man was released near the village of Troitskoe.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 19, 2018 at 02:12 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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