Publication: North Caucasus Weekly Volume: 8 Issue: 15

– Policeman Killed in Makhachkala

Unknown gunmen in the Dagestani capital of Makhachkala on April 5 shot and killed a police officer in charge of investigating economic crimes, ITAR-Tass reported. According to a duty officer in the Makhachkala branch of the Interior Ministry, the murdered officer was a police captain. “The crime took place on Gamidov Prospekt Avenue close to the building of the office for investigations of economic crimes,” the duty officer told the news agency. It is believed that the criminals fired from a car, ITAR-Tass reported.

– Two Men Sentenced for Bombing Grozny-to-Moscow Train

The Moscow Regional Court on April 10 sentenced two former defense industry workers to 18 and 19 years in prison for their role in the 2005 bombing of a Grozny-to-Moscow train, the Moscow Times reported on April 11. Mikhail Klevachyov was sentenced to 19 years and Vladimir Vlasov to 18 years in a maximum-security prison after being convicted on terrorism charges for planting a homemade bomb on train tracks in the Moscow region. Forty people were injured in the June 2005 blast. Investigators found nationalist books in the defendants’ apartments.