Moscow: Several Russian security
personnel were killed in an operation in the Caucasus region
against a militant group linked to the March 29 twin suicide
attacks on Moscow metro stations, a top security official
"Literally yesterday we carried out a special
operation in Daghestan. Unfortunately as a result of the
special operation, Federal Security Service (FSB) troops were
killed, some were wounded," Director of the FSB security
service, General Alexander Bortnikov was quoted as saying by
Speaking at a conference of CIS security services in
the Urals city of Yekaterinburg Gen Bortnikov said: "We were
working against the gang that is linked to the explosions in
the Moscow metro."
He said the details of the operations and number of
casualties would be made public later.
One FSB officer and one guide died from gunshot
wounds, while another FSB officer and a guide were wounded in
the operation carried out in Karabudahkent and Buinaksk
districts of Daghestan against gang of militant leader
Magomedali Wagabov (Vagapov), whose wife, a village school
teacher Mariyam Sharipova was one of the metro suicide
bombers, Interfax added.
Forty people were killed and over 100 wounded in the
twin suicide attacks on Moscow`s busy Park Kultury and
Lubyanka metro stations on March 29.