A special operation in the Malgobek District of Ingushetia. August 23, 2017. Photo http://nac.gov.ru/

23 August 2017, 14:23

CTO becomes eighth armed incident in Malgobek District since early 2017

In the Malgobek District of Ingushetia, at least seven armed incidents preceded the current special operation carried out by law enforcers. The reports about five of them mentioned the names of the people killed in the Psedakh village.

Today, the counterterrorist operation (CTO) legal regime has been introduced in the village of Psedakh, and law enforcers killed four suspected militants. A source from the law enforcement agencies reported that according to the preliminary information, three persons were killed, including Bekkhan Soltukiev, the leader of the Malgobek grouping of militants, and his supporters Mikail Cherbizhev, and Khasan Khatsiev. They were put on the wanted list in the case of an attack on policemen committed on April 8 and a shelling of a FSB building.

According to the "Caucasian Knot", recently, in the Malgobek District, the CTO legal regime was introduced on September 18, 2013. The CTO legal regime was also introduced in the territories of the Sunzha and Nazran Districts of Ingushetia. It was lifted on May 27, 2014.

Meanwhile, on May 26, 2016, special operations were carried out in Nazran and in a village of the Malgobek District, but the CTO legal regime was introduced only in Nazran and the Nazran District.

A special operation in the village of Psedakh became at least the eighth armed incident in the Malgobek District since early 2017.

On July 2, in Malgobek, a grenade exploded in a yard of the house where parents of Magomed Bekbuzarov, a killed suspected accomplice of Bekkhan Soltukiev, Mikail Cherbizhev, and Khasan Khatsiev, lived. No one was injured in the explosion.

On May 12, a police checkpoint in Malgobek was attacked. A police inspector was injured, and two attackers were killed. One of them was identified as Magomed Bekbuzarov, and the second as Adam Magmadov, a 34-year-old Chechen native, whose name was on the wanted list.

On April 29, Djabrail Cherbizhev, an elder brother of Mikail Cherbizhev and a staff member of the Ministry for Emergencies (MfE), was shelled in Malgobek. According to a source, the shelling was provoked by a video appeal of Djabrail Cherbizhev to his brother with an appeal to abandon terrorist activities.

On April 8, two inspectors of the road-and-patrol service (DPS) were shelled in Malgobek. Their car caught fire.

At night on March 17, a building of the Malgobek Division of the FSB Department for Ingushetia was shelled from a grenade launcher. No one was injured.

On January 27, in Malgobek, policemen tried to stop a car to check the driver's documents, but the driver ignored their demand. In the course of the case, the police patrol car was shelled. Policemen were not injured, and attackers threw the car and fled. A suspect was identified: he appeared to be a 28-year-old resident of Malgobek.

On January 18, a resident of Malgobek was killed in a shootout with his brother, a law enforcer. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), a 30-year-old local resident threatened with a pistol. The brother of the attacker, a staff member of the law enforcement agencies, was shelled and used his service weapon in response.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

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