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Dagestan Explosion Kills Muslim Cleric and Bodyguard

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Russian police say an explosion Friday has killed a Muslim cleric and his bodyguard in the southern province of Dagestan, in Russia’s restive Caucasus region. Authorities say the cleric was walking to prayer in the central town of Buinaksk when a remote-controlled explosive device detonated. Islamist extremists are blamed for fueling violence in Dagestan and […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills 5 Policemen in Russia’s Dagestan Region

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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A female suicide bomber killed five policemen late Tuesday at a checkpoint in Russia’s troubled Dagestan region. Officials say the attack took place in the village of Karabudakhent. The official Itar-Tass news agency says police found the bomber’s severed head close to the scene. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. Dagestani police and […]

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Respected Religious Leader Killed in Dagestan

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Unknown gunmen have killed a well-known religious leader in Dagestan, Russia’s restive Caucasus region. A local news agency says Sirajutdin Khuriksky was shot to death Thursday in his courtyard in a village in the Tabasaransky district. It says the region’s President Magomedsalam Magomedov condemned the killing and sent his condolences to Khuriksky’s family, friends and […]

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Dagestan Prison Official Wounded in Shooting Attack

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Russian authorities say the head of prison services in Dagestan and his bodyguard have been shot in the volatile region’s capital city. Police say the official will survive. His bodyguard was seriously wounded in Thursday’s drive by shooting in Makhachkala. The shooting comes less than a month after a deadly attack on another high ranking […]

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Eight Killed in Dagestan Car Bomb Attack

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 11:44 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say a car bomb attack has killed eight people, including a police officer, in the North Causasus region of Dagestan. Authorities say Wednesday’s explosion occurred in a suspicous vehicle that police were inspecting near Khadzhalmakhi. The blast killed one police officer and injured six others. The other people killed included the occupants of […]

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Gunmen Kill 4 in Russia’s Dagestan

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 8:38 am (UTC-5)
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Russian authorities say gunmen killed a high-level law enforcement official and three other people in the violence-plagued Dagestan region. They say the gunmen early Friday opened fire on a car carrying the deputy chief of the federal prison service in Dagestan, Magomed Murtuzaliyev. He was killed along with his daughter, nephew and driver. The attack […]

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Corrections Official Among Four Killed in Dagestan Friday

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 3:38 am (UTC-5)
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Russian authorities say gunmen killed a high-level law enforcement official and three other people early Friday in the violence plagued Dagestan region. They say the gunmen opened fire on a car carrying the deputy chief of the federal prison service in Dagestan, Magomed Murtuzaliyev. He was killed along with his daughter, nephew and driver. The […]

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Three Explosions in Dagestan Kill Four

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say three car bombs have killed at least four people and wounded dozens of others in the volatile Dagestan region. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry said two of the blasts occurred just after midnight Thursday near its headquarters in the city of Makhachkala. The spokesman says a Russian police officer was among […]

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Spokesman for Dagestan Leader Killed

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say a high-ranking provincial government official in the troubled region of Dagestan has been killed. State-owned news agency RIA quotes an interior ministry official as saying unidentified gunmen opened fire early Thursday on the car of Garun Kurbanov. Kurbanov is the press secretary for the leader of the Dagestan Republic . His driver […]

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Russia Says Security Forces Kill 3 Rebels in Dagestan

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say security forces have exchanged fire with suspected militants in the North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, killing three of the militants. Authorities say the shootout began before dawn Sunday when Russian police surrounded a house where they say four militants had been hiding in the town of Dagestanskiye Ogni. Officials say the security […]

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