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2008-09-01 15:00:06

Excerpt from report by Gazprom-owned, editorially independent Russian radio station Ekho Moskvy on 1 September [Presenter] The well-known opposition figure and owner of the Ingushetiya.ru website Magomed Yevloyev was buried in Ingushetia today. Yesterday, he was fatally wounded after being detained by police at Magas airport. He had arrived there aboard the same flight as the president of Ingushetia, Murat Zyazikov. There are unconfirmed reports today that there had been an extremely...

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 07:27:32

By Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) - Chechen fighters launched a huge attack on police and army buildings in a southern Russia town on Thursday in a brazen operation that killed dozens and challenged Kremlin assertions it had the turbulent Caucasus under control. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who came to power in 2000 by talking tough on Chechnya, stepped into the crisis, ordering his security forces to throw a ring of steel round the town of Nalchik and kill any gunman who put...

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.

2005-08-20 07:58:35

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (Reuters) - A police car was blown up in the Russian region of Dagestan near Chechnya on Saturday, killing at least two police officers, a Reuters witness said. Interfax news agency said earlier the explosion, which took place in the Dagestani capital of Makhachkala at around 1200 GMT, may have also wounded passengers in a small bus passing nearby. The total number of the dead and wounded was unclear, but the Reuters witness in Makhachkala said he saw the bodies...

2005-07-02 10:37:09

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An Islamic militant group said itplanted a bomb that killed at least 10 Russian soldiers in thecapital of Dagestan and promised more attacks in Moscow in astatement published on Saturday. The Shariat group in Dagestan, which neighbors Chechnya,said in a statement on rebel Web site www.kavkazcenter.com thatit was responsible for Friday's blast near a steam bathhouse inthe city of Makhachkala. "We warn all Russian occupants ... our land will burn underyour feet and your...