MAKHACHKALA, June 5 (RIA Novosti) - The interior minister of the southern Russian republic of Daghestan was shot dead on Friday afternoon while at a wedding reception in the capital, Makhachkala....
...Five Interior Ministry officials were hospitalized after the incident, including the head of the anti-tax crime department, Abduldzhapar Magomedov, the father of the bride.
There is no information on the survivors' condition.
Magomedtagirov was born in 1956 and had been the interior minister since 1998.
ROSTOV-ON-DON, June 5 (RIA Novosti) - A court bailiff was shot to death by gunmen on Friday morning in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Ingushetia, a police spokesman has said.
Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has been killed in a shootout with militants in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan, a police source said on Friday.
The shootout occurred on Wednesday near the village of Muzhichi in the republic's Sunzha district. Four militants were also killed in the clash and their identity is currently being established.
MOSCOW, June 6 (RIA Novosti) - A police officer died when a bomb, which had been planted in a toilet, detonated in the capital of Russia's North Caucasus republic of Daghestan, a law enforcement spokesperson said on Saturday.
MOSCOW, June 7 (RIA Novosti) - An aide to a deputy prime minister of Russia's North Caucasus republic of Chechnya was killed in central Chechen town of Argun, the republic's police said on Sunday.
ROSTOV-ON-DON, June 7 (RIA Novosti) - One police officer was killed and another injured in a militant attack in the south Russian republic of Ingushetia on Sunday morning, investigators said.
MAKHACHKALA, June 8 (RIA Novosti) - Two police officers were killed and another wounded when gunmen opened fire on their car in the capital of Russia's North Caucasus republic of Daghestan, a local police spokesman said on Monday
Russia identifies body fragments of Chechen terrorist Doku Umarov
10.06.2009Source:Pravda.Ru The identification of the terrorists, who were killed near the settlement of Dattykh, the Ingushetia Republic, will be impossible without the DNA expertise. Doku Umarov, a Chechen terrorist leader, is said to be among the bodies. Experts have already taken blood samples from Umarov’s close relatives for the expertise, The Kommersant newspaper wrote.
The news about the liquidation of Doku Umarov appeared on Monday (June 8). It was reported that the renowned terrorist leader had died of the wounds as a result of the battle near the above-mentioned settlement. Other news agencies said that Russian fighter jets bombed the vehicle, in which the Chechen terrorists were trying to rescue their wounded leader. According to other news messages, Umarov escaped from the entrapment, but was later killed in a special operation in the woods. All of those stories said that Umarov’s body was found and delivered for identification.
Russian federal troops found Umarov’s terrorist camp on May 21 near the settlement of Dattykh, the Ingushetia Republic. There were about 60 gunmen in the camp. The troops used heavy artillery to attack the terrorists. Some of them managed to escape, although there were many fragments of their bodies found on the scene afterwards.
“There were many body parts found in the woods after the attack was finished. However, it will be difficult to identify many of the killed terrorists because they had their hands severely mutilated. It could be possible to identify many of them on their fingerprints,” a military official said.
All the remains have been numbered and delivered to an expert center of Russia’s Defense Ministry in a refrigerator, RIA Novosti news agency reports.
“Several whole bodies of the terrorists were delivered to the center a couple of days later. Four of them were identified as Doku Umarov’s bodyguards,” The Kommersant wrote. The four terrorists died as they were trying to cover the evacuation of their wounded leader. Umarov was reportedly taken away from the battlefield in a UAZ vehicle. The vehicle was subsequently destroyed with all of its passengers.
The whole bodies have already been identified. Doku Umarov has not been found among them. Experts say, though, that his remains can be found among the body fragments that have been delivered to the research center.
Doku Umarov has already “died” before. Russian special services said in January of 2005 that the terrorist had been seriously injured in a battle with the federal troops. It was later reported that Umarov had died of the wounds, although it later became known that he had survived.
Makhachkala – APA. The employee of Dagestan Interior Ministry’s special purpose police troop was shot near Makhachkala, APA reports. The officer of OMON (Special Purpose Detachment of Militsiya) was attacked by gunmen while returning home. The number of the gunmen and the name of the employee are not publicized. A group of gunmen attacked interior department of Garabudagkand region of Dagestan. About 10 gunmen fired on the building machine and submachine guns for an hour. Extra police troops and military equipment were brought to the site. It is not known whether any of the gunmen were arrested or not.
Interior Minister of Dagestan Adilgeray Magomettahirov was also killed by a sniper last week.
ROSTOV-ON-DON, June 10 (RIA Novosti) - A top judge in Russia's volatile southern republic of Ingushetia died in hospital after her vehicle was attacked on Wednesday, the region's Interior Ministry said.
"Deputy Supreme Court judge [Aza] Gazgireyeva died on the operating table of her wounds," a ministry official said.
Gunmen opened fire from automatic weapons at the judge's official vehicle in the regional center Nazran. At least four other people, who were passing by in their car at the time of the shooting, were injured.
Earlier reports said three people were wounded.
Russia's North Caucasus has been hit by a wave of violence, with attacks on officials, police and troops being blamed on militants linked to separatists based in Chechnya, local criminal groups or clan rivalries.
The killing came after gunmen attacked two police stations with guns and mortars in nearby Daghestan overnight, killing one police officer. The republic's interior minister was killed last week.
President Dmitry Medvedev visited Daghestan on Tuesday, urging measures to curb violence.
Ingushetia's president said on Wednesday Gazgireyeva's killing might have been over an investigation into the 2004 militant attack on the republic's security bodies, when 78 people were killed and 114 wounded.
"The killing could be over the investigation into that case," Yunusbek Yevkurov said. "She had received threats before."
Russia's top investigation body, Investigation Committee, said it had opened a probe into the killing and dispatched a team of investigators to Nazran.
Magomedtagirov Posthumously Awarded Hero of Russia Medal DAGESTAN – President Medvedev, attending a meeting of Dagestan’s Security Council today, posthumously awarded Adilgereyu Magomedtagirov, the republic’s MVD chief who was assassinated on 5 June, the Hero of Russia medal. The Council observed a minute of silence in honor of the fallen MVD chief, the resumed its work behind closed doors.
Dagestan’s President Mukhu Aliyev and Medvedev’s representative for the Southern Okrug, Vladimir Ustinov, met President Medvedev at the Makhachkala airport (Gazeta.ru; ITAR-TASS).
Police Convoy Attacked DAGESTAN - Unknown gunmen last night attacked a police convoy of three UAZ vehicles near the settlement of Tsiyab-Tsolode, Khasavyurtovsky District. No one was hurt (INTERFAX.RU).
Military Convoy Attacked With Grenade Launchers INGUSHETIA – A military serviceman has been wounded as a result of an attack on a convoy by gunmen firing grenade launchers at 10:10 (other reporting says 09:50) on the Kavkaz federal highway in the Gamurziyevsky Okrug of Nazran.
Nineteen-year-old Andronik Malyan was slightly wounded and hospitalized when a projectile struck his BTR-80 belonging to the 26th Interior Ministry Troops regiment. A Volga car was reportedly involved in the attack (RIA Novosti; IA Regnum).
Explosive Device Wounds Policeman CHECHNYA – On Monday, a homemade explosive device wounded a patrol-post service policemen in the Shatoisky District. The attack took place at around noon four kilometers from the settlement of Dai in a forest during a police operation. The unidentified policeman has been hospitalized. His condition is unknown (RIA Novosti).
MAKHACHKALA, June 12 (RIA Novosti) - A senior police officer in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Daghestan was shot dead Friday on a street in the capital, Makhachkala, a local Interior Ministry official said.
"At approximately 07:50 Moscow time at 92 Akushinsky Prospekt, unknown persons killed the police chief of Makhachkala's Sovetsky district with a shot to the head as he was going to work," the official told RIA Novosti.
MAKHACHKALA, June 12 (RIA Novosti) - Two militants and a policeman were killed on Friday in an operation to detain suspects in the killing of two police officers in Russia's North Caucasus, a spokesman for Daghestan's Interior Ministry said.
MOSCOW, July 12 (RIA Novosti) - Eight militants have been killed in special operations in three regions of Chechnya since last night, the North Caucasus republic's interior ministry said on Sunday.
During the night, police tried to stop a car for a search in the Zavodsky district of the capital, Grozny. Shots were fired from the car, and "in the return fire three members of armed groups were killed," the ministry said in a statement.
At 5:00 a.m. a similar incident occurred in the Shalinsky district. Another three militants were shot dead after they opened fire on police officers.
Three hours later Urus-Martan district, two more militants were killed during a shootout with police on the Goy-Chu highway. Their bodies have already been identified, the ministry statement said.
In the neighboring republic of Daghestan, five more militants were fatally shot early on Sunday in the town of Khasavyurt on the Makhachkala highway. They had opened fire after their car, travelling without vehicle registration plates, was stopped for a check, police said.
ROSTOV-ON-DON, July 14 (RIA Novosti) - Over 40 militants have been killed or detained in a special operation along the border between Russia's North Caucasus republics of Ingushetia and Chechnya, the Ingush interior minister said on Tuesday.
Law enforcement officers from Chechnya and Ingushetia along with federal troops launched a special operation to track down members of armed gangs on the border between the two republics on May 16.
"In the reporting period over 40 militants have been detained or killed," Ruslan Meiriyev said.
Meiriyev said a number of militants were still hiding in the mountainous border region.
"They are scattered and divided like never before. They are too week to carry out large-scale subversive or terrorist acts" he said, adding that the operation in the border zone is ongoing