Russia: Most-wanted militants reported killed in Chechnya
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||24 January 2013|
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January 24, 2013
Eleven suspected militants reportedly have been killed in Russia's Chechen Republic in the North Caucasus.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said the two most-wanted Islamic insurgent leaders – the brothers Muslim and Khusein Gakayev – were among those reported killed.
He said the special operation has been under way in the republic's south since January 23.
In 2010, Kadyrov announced a 10 million ruble ($330,900) reward for information about the Gakayevs' whereabouts after they allegedly led an attack against Kadyrov's native village of Tsentoroi.
Violence between Islamic militants and police in Russia's troubled North Caucasus region leaves scores of people dead and injured each year.
The region's violence-plagued republics include Chechnya, Daghestan, Ingushetia, and Kabardino-Balkaria.
Based on reporting by Interfax and svpress.ru