Last night, in the Kizilyurt District of Dagestan, a shootout occurred. As a result, law enforcers killed two suspected militants, stated a source in the law enforcement bodies. None of the law enforcers was injured, the Dagestani Ministry of Internal Affairs says.
According to the Presidential Council for Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights (HRC), in the Rostov Region, nine soldiers perished in the vicinities of the military training ground. So far, no official confirmation of the information about the soldiers' deaths is available.
A delegation of public figures from Crimea has visited the North-Caucasian republics during the visit organized by the Russian Congress of the Peoples of the Caucasus (RCPC) and the "Altair" Foundation. Within the period of August 15-20, the delegation visited Karachay-Cherkessia, Kabardino-Balkaria, North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Chechnya, and Dagestan.
On Monday, Omaraskhab Abdulkhalikov, a resident of the village of Bairamaul of the Khasavyurt District of Dagestan, has been kidnapped by unidentified persons, stated Isa Abdulkhalikov, the father of the disappeared man.
On August 23, the village of Usukhchai of the Dokuzpara District of Dagestan hosted the first festival of traditional folk songs dedicated to Kukvaz Radjab. The event organizers plan to make it a tradition.
An employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) has sexually abused a woman from Makhachkala, stated Gulnara Rustamova, the leader of the Dagestani Regional Public Organization (DRPO) "Pravozaschita" (Advocacy). A complaint about the incident was filed to the Investigating Committee for Dagestan.
The murder of Rasul Gamzatov is not related to inter-confessional problems, believes Timur Dzeranov, an expert of the North-Ossetian Institute of Humanitarian and Social Research. According to Elbrus Sattsaev, a colleague of Timur Dzeranov, the causes of the tragedy are to be found within the Muslim Ummah (religious community).
Magomedarip Magomedov was allegedly kidnapped after Friday prayer on the road to Makhachkala, where he went to by his Lada Priora car, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent was told by Aibike, the wife of Magomedarip Magomedov.
On August 22, after the end of Friday prayer at one of the mosques in Derbent, law enforcers detained 40-60 mosque-goers, eyewitnesses of the incident report. Two buses took the detainees to the Derbent GOVD (City Interior Division).
The Russian National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC) has reported on preliminary identification of two suspected militants killed during the special operation in Khasavyurt.
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