Law enforcers. Photo by the press service of the National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC)

18 March 2019, 17:32

On March 11-17, 2019, two persons fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus

During the week of March 11-17, 2019, two persons were killed in the armed conflict in Northern Caucasus. No wounded 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.

The deceased persons were suspected members of the armed underground, killed in a shootout with law enforcers in the Stavropol Territory.

Special operation in the Stavropol Territory

At night on March 14, the law enforcement bodies received information about armed people in a car near the farm yard of Balki in the Shpakovsky District of the Stavropol Territory, the National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC) reported. According to the NAC, field investigators tried to stop a car, but passengers opened fire on them, used a grenade, and tried to escape. Both suspects were killed in a shootout. The killed suspects were natives of the Volgograd Region, they joined the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization banned in Russia by the court, and came to the Stavropol Territory to organize a terror act, the NAC suggests. In the house in the village of Ust-Nevinsky, where the killed suspects lived, the law enforcers found an explosive device, a traumatic weapon, symbols of the IS, and religious extremist books. The NAC also reported an arrest of a suspected third member of the militant grouping, who, according to the law enforcement bodies' information, was trained in IS camps abroad.

Detentions in Dagestan

On March 15, it was reported that two residents of Dagestan were detained on suspicion of financing the IS. Residents of Makhachkala and the Kizilyurt District are suspected of having transferred more than 10 million roubles to IS members. According to investigators, the 41-year-old resident of Makhachkala and the 29-year-old resident of the Kizilyurt District used e-mails to transfer money to two militants.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on March 18, 2019 at 08:34 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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