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Kadyrov Orders Police To Kill ‘Suicide Bomber Recruiters’

Kadyrov has taken an inconsistent approach to the insurgency.
GROZNY -- The Moscow-backed president of the republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has ordered security forces to hunt down and kill two brothers he accuses of recruiting and training young men to perpetrate suicide bombings.

The order against brothers Husein and Muslim Gakayev comes in the wake of a series of deadly suicide attacks in Chechnya and Ingushetia.

In the latest incident, an attacker killed himself and four police officers in Argun, south-east of Grozny, on August 25.

RFE/RL’s North Caucasus Service says Kadyrov regularly makes conflicting statements about the insurgency, at times dismissing it as virtually non-existent and then urging his security forces, police, and even the clergy to step up their fight against it.