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Militant Leader Killed In Security Raid In Karachayevo-Cherkessia

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Security troops and local police in the Russian region of Karachayevo-Cherkessia, in the volatile North Caucasus region, have killed several militants, including a wanted militant leader.

The republic's authorities on June 13 identified one of the militants killed in the overnight raid as Umar Baichorov, 26, who officials said was wanted for masterminding and conducting several attacks targeting local police last year.

The militants had been surrounded by security forces in a private house in the village of Pervomaiskoye late on June 12.

The exact number of the killed militants was not made public.

Violence between suspected Islamic militants and security forces in Russia's North Caucasus, which also includes Daghestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Kabardino-Balkaria, leads to hundreds of deaths and injuries each year.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax
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by: Anonymous
June 13, 2012 19:30
From Chechnya to Dagestan to Ingushetia to Kabardino-Balkaria to Karachayevo-Cherkessia to Sochi. Only a complete retard will go to the Olympic games in 2014.

by: Jack from: US
June 13, 2012 20:25
Russians again killed a number of peaceful Wahhabi Sunni activists, who studied Koran in Saudi Arabia and trained by CIA for peaceful protests. US government provided peaceful Muslim activists with arms to defend civilians against Russian occupiers. And look what happened. A peaceful activists again were brutally killed by Russian troops. Days of mourning never end at CIA headquarters. Hillary must be crying in her bed.

by: Abu Hanzala
June 15, 2012 08:34
who are you Jack? what is your interest in Caucasus (Muslim Land)..? Are you Adighe? Chechen? Avar? Kumuk?..

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