Police in Dagestan Targeted Yet Again

Publication: North Caucasus Weekly Volume: 9 Issue: 30

A police officer and a local resident were wounded in Karabudakhkent, Dagestan, on July 30 when unidentified gunmen fired on a traffic police post. Interfax reported that the gunmen fired from a garden plot not far from the police post and that the policemen returned fire. A policeman and a passer-by were wounded in the shootout. The attackers escaped in a car. Meanwhile, the Regnum News Agency reported that a traffic police post in Dagestan’s Buinaksk district was attacked by gunmen the same day but that no one was hurt in the incident.

On July 29, the head of Dagestan’s inter-regional anti-organized crime directorate (UBOP) for Makhachkala and Kaspiisk, Magomed-Khabib Abdulkadyrov, received multiple gunshot wounds when his jeep came under fire from unidentified gunmen in Makhachkala. According to Kavkazky Uzel, Abdukadyrov died on the way to the hospital.

Two policemen were wounded on July 28 when unidentified gunmen attacked a railway police building in the Khasavyurt railway station. The attackers, who used automatic weapons and grenade launchers, managed to escape. On July 25, an improvised explosive device blew up an automobile in Khasavyurt, killing a local resident.