During special operations in the mountains of Chechnya, 12 militants were killed, informed the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs and confirmed that among the dead were identified the brothers Muslim and Hussein Gakaev. One police officer was also killed, seven more were injured.
Recall, 23 January group of police came under fire in the vicinity of the village Elistanzhi in the Vedeno district of Chechnya. During the battle and persecution of the militants, a source in the republican security agencies told a "Caucasian Knot" correspondent earlier that two policemen were killed and at least five more were injured. The attackers fled. Today, the special operation continued. It was reported that during the special operation 11 members of the armed underground were killed.
According to updated data of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, a total of 12 members of illegal armed groups and one police officer were killed during the special operation.
"As a result of the clashes, one police officer, seven law enforcement officers, including five Russian Interior Ministry officers in the Chechen Republic and two servicemen of the Interior Troops of the Russian Interior Ministry were injured, were killed. All necessary medical assistance was provided to the injured," the Russian Interior Ministry website said. .
Meanwhile, on the website supporting the militants, it was reported tonight that more than 15 law enforcement officers were killed and wounded in a clash in the Vedeno district.
The special operation, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, is carried out by officers of the regiment of the patrol and inspection service of the police together with the officers of the department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Vedensky district of Chechnya and other law enforcement agencies. Operational search activities continue, the area of events blocked.
The Investigation Committee for the Chechen Republic opened a criminal case on the fact of the murder of two and injuring seven policemen in a shootout that occurred in the Vedeno district of Chechnya, a representative of the regional branch of the UK said. "The case was initiated under articles 317 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation" Infringement on the life of a law enforcement officer "and 222 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation" Illegal possession weapons", a source in the press service of the UK Chechnya told the" Caucasian Knot "correspondent.
In September, 2010, the leader of the Kavkaz Emirate, Doku Umarov, announced the demotion of Hussein Gakayev and other commanders who had left his subordination. The Chechen field commanders who withdrew Umarov’s oath chose Husein Gakayev as their new leader. In July, 2011, it became known that they renewed Umarov’s oath, the split in the Imarat Kavkaz was overcome, and Umarov appointed Hussein Gakayev to be one of his deputies. More information about Hussein Gakayev and Muslim Gakayev is available in their biographies compiled by the "Caucasian Knot".
The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, is confident that those killed today in the Vedeno district, Muslim and Hussein Gakaev, were more dangerous than Doku Umarov.
"Destroyed Muslim and Hussein Gakayevs commanded gangs from the first days of the start of the counter-terrorist operation. There are dozens of innocently killed police officers, military personnel, teachers, directors of enterprises, religious leaders in their conscience," Kadyrov said.
Muslim Gakayev personally prepared 27 demolition men, who carried out self-explosions in Grozny and other settlements of 2-3 a year ago, according to the site of the head and government of Chechnya.
Earlier, law enforcement agencies in Chechnya noted that a detachment of brothers Huysein and Muslim Gakayevs acted primarily in the Vedeno district and was one of the most active.