Publication: North Caucasus Weekly Volume: 7 Issue: 29


Two Ingush policemen were seriously wounded when a GIBDD traffic police post near Ingushetia’s administrative border with North Ossetia was shot up, Kavkazky Uzel reported on July 19, citing RIA Novosti. The incident took place on the outskirts of the village of Maisky. That same day, the separatist website reported that “the mujahideen of the Ossetian ‘Jamaat Kataib al Khoul’ had attacked ‘a post of the Ingush munafiqs [hypocrites]’ near Maisky.” “The attack was not planned, inasmuch as the mujahideen were returning from Ingushetia to North Ossetia when along the route…they noted a group of munafiqs from the gang of the MVD [Interior Ministry] of Ingushetia,” the website reported. “The mujahideen opened preemptive fire on the munafiqs from submachine guns. The surprise attack allowed the mujahideen to continue on their path unimpeded. Only after the mujahideen had driven off a considerable distance did the munafiqs come to their senses and open fire. Based on visual observation, information was received that the munafiqs’ automobile was disabled; the enemies’ losses are unknown.”


Citing a Dagestani Interior Ministry source, Interfax reported on July 19 that an explosive device had been discovered beneath a rail line in Dagestan’s Khasavyurt district. “The device was planted between the stations of Khasavyurt and Kadi-Yurt,” the source told the news agency. “It was made out of a 25-liter container filled presumably with a mix of aluminum powder and ammonium nitrate. The device was provided with two electric detonators.” According to the source, Interior Ministry explosives experts removed the device and sent it to a lab for analysis.