Doka Umarov Promises Suicide Bombers Will Reappear in Russian Cities
RUSSIA - The self proclaimed Emir of the Caucasus Emirate Doka Umarov promised today that suicide bombers will soon be returning to Russian cities.* The announcement *made today on the Chechen Jihadist Kavkazcenter website said that the Chechen Jihad against Russia will no longer be limited to the North Caucasus, but will soon spread to the rest of Russia with the use of suicide bombers.
Woman Dies in Hospital from Last Night’s Attack
DAGESTAN – Last night, RETWA reported that two policemen had died in an attack on their police car in the village of Noviye Gadari, Khasavyurtovsky District.* IA Regnum reports today that a young female from Khasavyurt was also in the car and was wounded.* She died today in the hospital.* A third policeman in the car was wounded and has been hospitalized in serious condition.* According to investigators, the attack was conducted with automatic rifles from two directions.* Both 7.62 and 5.45 caliber spent cartridges were found at the scene (NEWSru.com; Interfax; Kavkazsky Uzel).
Shamil Magomed Dies
DAGESTAN – Shamil Magomed died today in the hospital from wounds he sustained last night while transporting a homemade bomb in his VAZ-2109 car (see last night’s RETWA reporting) (Kavkazsky Uzel).*
NVF Fighter Camp Located
CHECHNYA – Federal reconnaissance located a fighter camp of four tents in a forest on the Tersky mountain range near the settlement of Melchuki, Gudermessky District.* A gun battle erupted as police approached the encampment, wounding a policeman from the Nozhai-Yurtovsky ROVD.* The area is now surrounded as police prepare to go in after the shooters (Gazeta.ru).
Group of 6-7 NVF Fighters Located
CHECHNYA – Reconnaissance today located a group of six to seven fighters in a forest on the outskirts of the settlement of Beloreche, Kurchaloisky District.* Interfax reports that police are taking measures to prevent their escape and then close in on the group.
Bomb Explodes at School in Ordzhonikidzevskaya
INGUSHETIA – A homemade bomb exploded at a middle school today while sappers were attempting to disable it.* The bomb had been found next to a fence at school No. 7 in the stanitsa of Ordzhonikidzevskaya.* The school was evacuated.* Nobody was hurt in the explosion (IA Regnum).
Gunmen Wound Policeman and Civilian
INGUSHETIA – Unknown gunmen today attacked an UAZ police car in the village of Berkhniye Achaluki, Malgobeksky District, wounding a patrol-post service policeman and a civilian.* The shooters fled (Kavkazsky Uzel).
Grenade Launchers Used to Attack Police Post
INGUSHETIA – Last night, RETWA reported that a police post at the entrance to the settlement of Surkhasi, Nazranovsky District, was attacked by automatic rifle fire from a nearby forest.* IA Regnum reports today that the attack was conducted with grenade launchers (IA Regnum; Vesti).
ROVD Building Attacked with Grenade Launcher
INGUSHETIA – At 19:45 this evening, unknown gunmen fired two projectiles from a shoulder fired grenade launcher at the ROVD building in Nazran.* Police returned fire.* No one was hurt in the attack (Interfax; Gazeta.ru).
16 Dead in Spetz-Operation Identified
INGUSHETIA – Authorities are saying today that they have now identified 16 of the 22 killed in the Sunzhensky District spetz-operation began on 11 February.* As of last night, only nine, including four civilians, had been identified (see earlier reporting). **Seven more were identified today—all of them Sunzhensky District residents ranging in age from 19 to 24 (Interfax).