April 14, 2015

On April 6-12, at least 2 persons fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus

During the week of April 6-12, 2015, at least 2 persons fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus. Of them, one person was killed, and another was 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 killed person was a policeman from Ingushetia.
Attacks on law enforcers
On April 8, a body of the killed policeman was found in the Sunzha District of Ingushetia. On the other bank of the Sunzha River, 200 meters away from the killed policeman, law enforcers found a wounded 22-year-old local resident, who was hospitalized. On April 10, a 22-year-old local residentwas detained on suspicion of killing the policeman. The criminal case is being investigated under Part 1 of Article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (murder).
Special and counterterrorist operations
On April 6, the counterterrorist operation (CTO) regime was introduced in the territory of the village of Stary Cherek of the Urvan District of Kabardino-Balkaria. The National Antiterrorism Committee (NAC) reported on the detention of four supporters of militants during the special operation. According to the law enforcers, the detainees helped militants in the selection and arrangement of bases in the mountains and forests, their secret movement, supply of weapons, ammunition, food products, and medicines. Besides, according to the law enforcers, the detainees were actively collecting information on law enforces and officials of public authorities. The NAC has also reported on a large quantity of ammunition and drugs found during the inspection of places of residence of the detainees.
The CTO regime was cancelled four hours after its introduction. On April 9, the law enforcers released three of four detainees, including villagers Arsen Bekov, Arthur Ivanov, and Arthur Agnokov. The only still detained resident of Stary Cherek is Aslan Kuashev.
On April 6, the CTO regime was cancelled in the Karabudakhkent District of Dagestan, which was in force since August 2014.
On April 7, in Baksan in Kabardino-Balkaria, law enforcers cordoned off a shop selling windows and doors. Asya Khandokhova, a widow of a local resident killed in a special operation, was inside the shop. According to the woman, in front of her six-year-old daughter, policemen used physical violence against her.
Inside the shop, the policemen found and seized a package with religious brochures and leaflets, which, according to Asya Khandokhova, was planted on her. The woman claimed that the law enforcers demanded from her to sign an explanation letter stating that those books belonged to her. At that time, according to the woman, about 150-200 people gathered in the street and demanded to release the woman, and one of the law enforcers opened fire in the air. After more than four hours, an arranged advocate was allowed to visit her. Asya Khandokhova was set free after she had been questioned by the police in the presence of the advocate.
On April 9, law enforcers carried out searches in the villages of Balakhani and Tsatanikh of the Untsukul District of Dagestan, where a major special operation was underway. According to some local residents, several persons were detained in the village of Balakhani. 30-40 military vehicles are still not far from the village. A forest fire occurred in the CTO area, 15-16 km from the village of Untsukul.
From 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. of April 11, power agents conducted inspections in the Lenin District of Grozny. According to local residents, the power agents searched for someone; however, they did not explain anything to people, but just checked their passports. No information about detentions has been reported.
On April 9, in the village of Zalukodes of the Zolskoye District of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR), during a search conducted in a house of a local resident, policemen seized a grenade and a pistol. The suspect was detained.
On April 10, the police detained a resident of Dagestan. According to investigators, the detainee confessed to the attack on a car with one of the leaders of the Karabudakhkent ROVD (District Interior Division) of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) committed on March 6 in the village of Manaskent of the Karabudakhkent District, and a number of other serious crimes committed together with other members of the "Makhachkala" criminal grouping.

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