Police arrest a local, allegedly a veteran of Mr. Basayev’s cell

DAGESTAN, February 4, Caucasus Times – A local resident detained today in Novolaksky district was allegedly a member of militant groups that attacked several official buildings in Shelkovskoi district back in 1999, Caucasus Times correspondent reports citing the Interior Ministry press service.

Ali Dibirov, 31, a native of Shushiya of Novolak, was siezed in a joint operation of the district police and task forces of “Dagestan Border”. The team officers found in the detainee’s house a Kalashnikov assault rifle a pistol.

Rashid Kaplanov, Makhachkala, Caucasus Times

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