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2005-12-06 20:17:23

By Oliver Bullough NALCHIK, Russia (Reuters) - Timur Mamayev was repeatedly beaten by police, who insulted his religion and harassed his children, his wife says. He appealed for help to the authorities but got no answer. Mamayev's patience snapped in mid-October when, as part of a group of 150 young Muslims, he attacked government buildings in the southern Russian town of Nalchik. "It was a protest. They did not want to win independence, 150 people would not win anything. They...

2005-10-17 03:37:16

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's most wanted man, Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev, was behind an attack last week on a town in the Caucasus that killed dozens of police and civilians, a rebel website said on Monday. Russian authorities say they killed more than 70 militants linked to the Chechen independence cause when a small army of rebels attacked police and other strategic buildings in Nalchik, capital of Kabardino-Balkaria region, on October 13. A total of 24 police officers and 12...

2005-10-14 05:24:37

By Oleg Shchedrov NALCHIK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian security forces said on Friday they had all but wiped out the remnants of a rebel force that tried to storm a Caucasus town in an attack that raised doubts about the Kremlin's control in the region. One small group of rebels was still holed up in a prison administration building in Nalchik about 30 hours after militants attacked police and government offices in Nalchik in a string of simultaneous assaults on Thursday morning....

2005-10-13 20:59:07

By Oleg Shchedrov NALCHIK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian security forces were surrounding Chechen fighters holed up with hostages in a town in the Caucasus on Friday, officials said, a day after a brazen rebel raid that killed dozens. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who came to power in 2000 by talking tough on Chechnya, ordered his security forces to cordon off the southern town of Nalchik after Thursday's attack and kill any gunmen who put up resistance. The authorities' rapid...

2005-10-13 04:29:49

By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - Gunbattles raged in a town in Russia's turbulent Caucasus region on Thursday after about 150 armed men, described as "religious extremists," staged lightning raids in which security forces killed 50 of the attackers. Emergency services quoted by Itar-Tass news agency reported many civilian casualties after a morning of mayhem in Nalchik, main city of the Muslim Kabardino-Balkaria region, which is near rebel Chechnya. Moscow radio said the dead...

2005-10-13 03:12:44

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Emergency services said there had been "numerous casualties" among local people in the southern Russian town of Nalchik attacked on Thursday by armed insurgents, Itar-Tass news agency reported. It quoted emergency service officials in Nalchik, capital of the Kabardino-Balkaria region, as saying 31 ambulances were in the town trying to bring the injured to hospital. It gave no number for the injured.

2005-10-13 05:53:34

By Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) - A small army of pro-Chechen fighters launched a massive attack on police and army buildings in a town in Russia's turbulent Caucasus on Thursday, in which dozens were reported killed including 50 of the attackers. Regional officials quoted by Russian news agencies said that after a morning of mayhem in Nalchik, main city of the Muslim Kabardino-Balkaria region near rebel Chechnya, at least 12 local residents had been killed and 64 others wounded....

2005-10-13 01:45:34

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked a police headquarters and other government buildings in a Russian province near rebel Chechnya on Thursday and a battle was raging in the town, Russian news agencies reported. Several simultaneous attacks were launched in Nalchik, main city of the Kabardino-Balkaria region, and fighting was going on in several parts of the town, Interfax reported, quoting local police. News agencies had no details about the numbers of the attackers but described...

2005-10-13 01:11:17

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked the police headquarters and other government buildings in a Russian province near rebel Chechnya region on Thursday and a battle was raging in the town, news agencies reported. The attacks were launched in Nalchik, main city of the Kabardino-Balkaria region, and fighting was going on in several parts of the town, Interfax reported, quoting local police.