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Russia: Security Forces Kill 49 Militants in North Caucasus Operation

Posted October 21st, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Russia says its security forces have killed 49 militants in an anti-terror operation in the North Caucasus region, home to a long-running Islamist insurgency. In a videotaped statement released Sunday, a Russian Anti-Terror Committee spokesman (Nikolai Sintsov) said Russian forces also detained 30 militants, destroyed 90 militant bases and seized weapons caches throughout the region. […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills Muslim Cleric, 5 Others in Russia’s Dagestan

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A female suicide bomber posing as a Muslim pilgrim killed a leading moderate Islamic scholar and at least five others Tuesday in the restive southern Russian republic of Dagestan. Dagestan’s interior ministry says Said Atsayev, a widely respected Suffi Muslim spiritual leader who opposed radical Islam, was killed when the unidentified woman entered his home […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills Muslim Cleric, 5 Others in Russia’s Dagestan

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A female suicide bomber killed a leading Muslim scholar and at least five other people during an attack in the Dagestan region in Russia’s North Caucasus. Dagestan’s interior ministry says the woman, posing as a pilgrim, walked into the home of Said Atsayev and detonated a suicide belt, killing him along with five followers. Atsayev, […]

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Rights Group Calls On Russia To End Impunity In North Caucasus

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Rights group Amnesty International has called on Russia to strengthen accountability of law enforcement personnel in the restive Northern Caucasus. In a report issued Thursday, the group says that law-enforcement agencies often pose as much threat to the security of local residents as do armed groups. In a new report called “Circle Of Injustice,” the […]

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Twin Explosions Kill at Least 13 in Russia’s North Caucaus Region

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 11:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian police say twin explosions in the Republic of Dagestan, in the North Caucasus region, killed at least 13 people and wounded more than 30 others late Thursday. Authorities say the first blast involved a car, which exploded as police approached it at a check point in Makhachkala, Dagestan’s capital. The second explosion occurred as […]

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Death Toll Rises in Bloody Caucasus Crackdown

Posted February 18th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The death toll is rising in a four-day Russian operation to wipe out militants in the Caucasus. Officials said Saturday 17 police officers have died in the operation with another 24 wounded. The fighting has been concentrated in the republics of Chechnya and Dagestan, where Islamist insurgents have been battling Russian forces following two separatist […]

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Russia’s Islamist Rebel Leader Orders Halt to Attacks

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The leader of Russia’s Islamist rebels has ordered a halt to attacks on civilians, saying mass opposition protests show the public is no longer supporting Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. In a video posted on a rebel-affiliated website Friday, Doku Umarov said he is urging all groups that are carrying out special operations in Russia to […]

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Violence in Russia’s North Caucasus Kills at Least 9

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Clashes between Russian security forces and Islamist militants have left at least nine people dead in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan. Russian news reports Friday quoted local officials as saying the fighting killed at least four soldiers and five militants. Earlier this month, a Russian policeman was killed and at least eight of his […]

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Russian Police Officer Killed While Defusing Bomb in Dagestan

Posted January 11th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian policeman was killed and at least eight of his colleagues were wounded when a powerful bomb exploded as they were attempting to defuse it in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan. Russia’s Interior Ministry said Wednesday the bomb was found near the village of Komsomolskoye, in the northern part of Dagestan. The ministry […]

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Four Killed in Russia’s North Caucasus

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Russian authorities say at least four people have been killed in a series of bombings and shootings across the country’s restive North Caucasus region. In Dagestan, an officer with Russia’s Federal Security Service was killed Thursday when a bomb blew up his car in the town of Khasavyurt. At least three female family members, who […]

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