Publication: North Caucasus Weekly Volume: 7 Issue: 38


Three policemen from an OMON special police task force were wounded when their jeep was fired upon near a checkpoint on the road between the town of Shali and the village of Agishty, Interfax reported. The three servicemen were hospitalized, one of them in critical condition. Interfax reported on October 3 that two policemen were wounded in attacks on several police vehicles in Chechnya. A driver was wounded when two vehicles in which police officers were traveling from the Shali district village of Masker-Yurt to Tsotsin-Yurt in the Kurchaloi district came under fire on the evening of October 2. A separate attack in the Vedeno district left another police driver wounded. A Russian serviceman was killed and another seriously wounded when a bomb was detonated in a wooded area in the Achkoi-Martan district, Kavkazky Uzel reported on October 2. A base station of the Mobikom-Kavkaz mobile phone company, a subsidiary of Megafon, was blown up, RBK reported on October 3. Five Mobikom-Kavkaz mobile phone base stations were blown up on August 6.


A policeman was killed when security forces stopped a suspicious vehicle in Dagestan, the Associated Press reported on October 5. The incident near the Dagestani village of Maka-Kazmalyar occurred late on October 4 as a police patrol came under fire when it tried to check a car with four men inside. A second police officer was also wounded before the suspected rebels were detained. Three of the armed men were Dagestanis and the fourth was Chechen, the local branch of Russia’s Interior Ministry said.


Alla Dudaeva, the widow of the late president of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Dzhokhar Dudaev, has nearly completed the paperwork necessary to apply for Estonian citizenship “for special contributions,” the Agentstvo Natsionalnykh Novostei (ANN) reported on October 3. Citing the Estonian newspaper Eesti Paevaleht, the news agency reported that Dudaeva, along with her three children and five grandchildren, would probably receive Estonian citizenship by the end of this December.