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Two warlords killed in Russia's North Caucasus region of Ingushetia

October 31, 2015, 23:30 UTC+3
The National Antiterrorist Committee Officials also said a group of militants involved in a range of terrorist crimes had been destroyed by law enforcers in the city of Nazran
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MOSCOW, October 31. /TASS/. A total of two warlords including a former proxy of the international terrorist Doku Umarov have been killed in Russia's North Caucasus region of Ingushetia, a spokesman for the Information Center of the National Antiterrorist committee told TASS.

Also, the operatives detained the widow of one the warlords and found an explosive device with the output equivalent of 5 kg of the TNT.

"The two eliminated criminals have been identified as Ilyas Vedzizhev, born in 1988, the field commander of the so-called Nazran sector, and the head of the terrorist underground in Ingushetia Beslan Makhauri, also born in 1988, who used to be a proxy of the main warlord of North Caucasus, Doku Umarov," the spokesman said.

The data available to the Operations Staff of the National Antiterrorist Committee indicated that two militants pledged loyalty to the Islamic State terrorist organization in June.

The operatives also detained Leila Chemurziyeva, born in 1984, the widow of a certain Tachiyev, a gang leader who had been neutralized earlier.

"She has been placed under permanent watch at a city hospital," the spokesman said.

An improvised explosive device equivalent of 5 kg of the TNT, hand grenades, handguns and cartridges were found in a car belonging to the gang.

The National Antiterrorist Committee Officials also said a group of militants involved in a range of terrorist crimes had been destroyed by law enforcers in the city of Nazran.

"Operatives of the regional Interior Ministry’s Counter-Terrorism Center made an attempt to detain two militants in the area of the central market in Nazran but came under the retaliatory fire opened by the criminals," the spokesman said. "They were rendered harmless in the exchange of fire and a woman sitting together with them in the car was wounded after she had tried to break through the police cordon."

Investigative actions were underway at the time of reporting.

"No one among the law enforcers or civilians was killed or wounded in the course of the special operation," the spokesman said.

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