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Russian Prosecutor-General Says Terrorism Increased In 2012

Russian Prosecutor-General Yury Chaika
Russian Prosecutor-General Yury Chaika
Russia’s prosecutor-general says incidents of terrorism increased in 2012, mainly in Russia’s North Caucasus region.

Yuri Chaika said on April 17 that 565 crimes related to terrorism were committed in the North Caucasus last year.

The numbers are based on a report to be presented to the Federation Council next week.

He said 211 members of law-enforcement agencies in the Caucasus were killed and 405 wounded.

Chaika conceded that militants have a solid support base supplying them with not only weapons, but also food, medicine, shelter, and transportation.

The Russian republics of Chechnya, Daghestan, Ingushetia, and Kabardino-Balkariya are part of Russia’s North Caucasus.

Chaika said about 89 percent of terrorist acts were committed in the North Caucasus, but noted there was an increase in terrorist activity in the Volga, Central North, and Southern federal districts.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax

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