Special operation in Khasavyurt, August 2017. Photo: http://nac.gov.ru

11 September 2017, 02:15

On September 4-10, 2017, nine persons fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus

During the week of September 4-10, 2017, nine persons fell victim to the armed conflict in Northern Caucasus. Of them, seven were killed and two others were wounded. These are the results of the calculations run by the "Caucasian Knot" based on its own materials and information from other open sources.

The death toll includes a law enforcer and a civilian in Dagestan and five suspected members of the armed underground - four in North Ossetia and one in Dagestan.

Attacks on law enforcers

In the evening on September 5, in Krasnaya Street in Khasavyurt, policemen stopped two young people, supposedly to check their IDs, and put them in a patrol UAZ car. When the car began to move, one of the passers-by opened fire directly at the police car. A police sergeant and one of the detained young men, a student of an agricultural college, were killed at the place.

Special and counterterrorist operations

On September 5, during the counterterrorist operation (CTO) in the Khasavyurt District of Dagestan, a leader of a group of militants was killed and a policeman and a civilian were wounded. According to the National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC), when offered to lay down arms and surrender to the authorities, a suspected militant opened fire. As a result, a policeman and a civilian who appeared to be nearby were wounded. The suspect was killed by return fire. The killed militant was identified as Motsaev, the leader of a grouping of militants.

On September 6, in North Ossetia, in the mountainous woodland near Vladikavkaz, the counterterrorist operation (CTO) legal regime was introduced in the village of Chmi, a part of the Zaterechny District in the Vladikavkaz city. In the course of an armed clash, law enforcers killed three persons who, according to the National Antiterrorist Committee, planned to attack law enforcers. The killed suspects swore allegiance to the "Islamic State" (IS), recognized as a terrorist organization and banned in Russia by the court. In the evening of the same day, the CTO legal regime in the vicinity of the Chmi village was lifted. In the evening of September 6, the fourth for a day member of a conspiratorial cell of the IS (banned in Russia) was killed in the Pervomaiskaya Street in the capital of North Ossetia. The suspect was in a car and rendered resistance to law enforcers. It is known that he was a native of Dagestan. When combing the forest in the vicinity of the Chmi village, law enforcers discovered a hiding with ammunition arranged by the killed militants. Besides, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), weapons and ammunition were found in the course of inspection of cars in which the killed suspects arrived.

Attacks on civilians

At night on September 9, unidentified people shelled from small arms a private house with a yard, where the father of Bekkhan Soltukiev, the leader of the Malgobek militant grouping, killed during a special operation carried out in the Psedakh village on August 23, lived. As a result of the shelling, no one was hurt, but windows in the house were shattered. The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) believes that the crime could be motivated by blood feud.

Disappearance

On September 6, it became known that Magomed Mamatov, a resident of Karabulak, had disappeared. In the morning on August 20, Ingush citizen Magomed Mamatov left for Vladikavkaz in a car of his relative to buy spare parts for his own car and disappeared on the same day. In the afternoon, Magomed Mamatov called his relatives and told them he was being watched by some people in three cars. After the call, Magomed Mamatov never contacted his relatives, and so they filed a complaint to the police about his disappearance. On September 7, the car in which he left for Vladikavkaz was discovered parked near a building next to the Chermen police checkpoint, located near the border between Ingushetia and North Ossetia.

Kidnappings

At about 8:30 p.m. on September 7, in Makhachkala, unidentified people in police uniform forced into their car an 18-year-old son of Nigmatulla Radjabov, the Imam of the Makhachkala Salafi "Tangyim" Mosque. An attempt of the kidnapping was recorded by a video surveillance camera. The kidnappers who arrived to the mosque in two cars waited for a while, and then, when the young man left the house to a drugstore for medicines, they stopped him, used abusive words, and forced him into a Lada Priora car. They did not introduce themselves and did not explain their actions. After their attempt of kidnapping had failed, the people on the cars quickly left the place.

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