INGUSHETIA, January 13, Caucasus Times – A group of masked gunmen stormed yesterday a Nazran office of Chechen correspondents who work for some foreign mass media, Caucasus Times correspondent reports. There were eight people in the house when the armed men in camouflage broke into and conducted a search in the office. Two of the stringers are Caucasus Times correspondents, two work for the Prague Watchdog. Three persons, including a teenaged girl were just visitors, according to Caucasus Times correspondent
The gunmen ordered the people inside using unprintable words to lie down. The journalists had to remain at gunpoint during the shakedown. The armed men had taken a photograph of the journalists’ IDs, the charter of the “Council of nongovernmental organizations,” when a man who named himself as an FSB officer Kirill Shvedov explained that the law enforcement agencies were informed of a group of insurgents who might have been in the office.
After that, the FSB officers confiscated two computers saying they would give the PCs back in the FSB office and left the scene.