Russia kills AQ agent in North Caucasus


Russian security forces said on Monday they had killed an al Qaeda agent and a second rebel fighter in its troubled North Caucasus region of Dagestan. Russian officials say cash from foreign-based radical Islamic organizations is funding the recent surge of violence in Dagestan and the other two North Caucasus regions of Chechnya and Ingushetia in which dozens of people have died.

… “He is an Algerian national widely known in underground gangs as ‘Doctor Muhammed,”” said the official dressed in combat gear who stood with his back to the camera.
Muhammed and a second rebel fighter were killed when police stormed a house in Dagestan’s Khasavyurt district bordering Chechnya on Sunday night, Russian news agencies reported.

RIA Novosti:

Another security source in Dagestan said the Al-Qaeda militant held French citizenship.
In the republic’s capital, Makhachkala, gunmen killed in the early hours of Monday an OMON special police officer. “The criminals knocked at the door where the police officer lived and shot him five times,” a police spokesman said.

“Period of stability in Caucasus is clearly over”.
Ingushetia bombing claimed by rebels spiritual leader.


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