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Suspects Named In Killing Of Ingushetia Official


Former Ingushetia Security Council head Akhmed Kotiev

Former Ingushetia Security Council head Akhmed Kotiev

Russian investigators say they have identified three individuals allegedly involved in the killing of a top regional security official in Russia's volatile North Caucasus.

On October 2, the Investigative Committee announced that two residents of Ingushetia -- -- Akhmed Yevloyev, 23, and Magomed Polonkoyev, 26 -- have been placed on the wanted list in connection with the killings.

A third suspect, Artur Dolsayev, 27, from Chechnya, was arrested on September 4.

Militants in Ingushetia, Daghestan, Chechnya, and Kabardino-Balkaria frequently attack police, moderate Muslims, and local officials, saying they are fighting to create an Islamic state in southern Russia.

Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS
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