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Russia: Arrest in Daghestan police children murders

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 13 February 2013
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Russia: Arrest in Daghestan police children murders, 13 February 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/51276ed9a.html [accessed 20 August 2014]
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February 13, 2013

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of a local policeman's children in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Daghestan.

Officials with Russia's Investigative Committee say a local 21-year-old man was detained on February 13 and has confessed to the killings.

On February 11, two sons of a policeman in the village of Beledzhi were found stabbed to death in their house.

A jewelry box and about 300,000 rubles ($9,900) were missing.

Russia's volatile North Caucasus region is plagued by joblessness, corruption, and police brutality.

The violence is also fuelled by near-daily shootings and bomb attacks by Islamic insurgents targeting government officials and police.

Based on reporting by RIA-Novosti and ITAR-TASS

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