Four militants detained in Ingushetia

On July 24, four active participants of Chechen militant groups have been detained by combined forces of law-enforcement agencies of Ingushetia and federal special task agents in Malgobek.

Ingushetia’s Interior Ministry officials reported the detainees were suspected of several serious crimes including abductions and hostage taking in the Republic of Chechnya. One of the detainees appeared to be a brother of Kury Iriskhanov, the former commander of the president Dudayev’s Guards.

According to available information, Aslan Iriskhanov, 1972, was a field commander of a militant group, which carried out guerrillas operations in Achkhoi-Martan district of Chechnya. He was wanted by federal agencies charged with abductions and kidnapping, illegal traffics. The rest of detained suspects were charged with supporting illegal militants activity. All suspects the police said had false passports.

“We do not rule out a possibility of an alleged network of their accomplices who supplied the militants with munitions in Ingushetia. We conduct a combined investigation with federal agencies into the case to detain all members of such group,” said an officer of FSB agency in Ingushetia.

Malika Bagayeva, Ingushetia Caucasus Times

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