Top police official killed in south Russia

A top police official involved in combat against extremists was killed on Sunday by unidentified assailants in Makhachkala, the capital of Russia`s volatile Caucasus region of Daghestan, reports said.

Moscow: A top police official involved in
combat against extremists was killed on Sunday by unidentified
assailants in Makhachkala, the capital of Russia`s volatile
Caucasus region of Daghestan, reports said.

Gapal Gadzhiyev, the head of anti-extremism department
of North Caucasus Federal District covering southern militancy
-affected regions including Chechnya, was shot dead in his
Toyota Avensis while on his way to work, a news agency reported.
Various militant groups influenced by the idea of an
Islamic Emirate in the Caucasus region frequently attack law
enforcement officers, although Moscow has withdrawn a decade
long anti-terror regime in Chechnya.

A bomb placed under a car yesterday went off in the
Makhachkala, injuring a police officer who was hospitalised
with shrapnel wounds.

On Thursday, a suicide bomber on a car blew himself up
at a market in Vladikavkaz, the capital of Republic of North
Ossetia, killing 18 and injuring more than 160.

Last Sunday, a military camp was attacked by a suicide
bomber who rammed explosives laden car to a gate in
Daghestan`s Buinaksk killing five service men and injuring 35
soldiers.

Notorious warlord Doku Umarov has vowed to shift war
against Russia to its non-Muslim areas in a video message
posted by the rebel kavkazcentre website.

PTI

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close