According to the Information Centre of the Russian National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC), in Dagestan, in a shootout with power agents a local resident was killed, who was involved in the deaths of OMON (riot police) fighters near the village of Shaitli in December 2013. He was identified as Magomed Rasulov, an active member of the "Tsuntin" militant grouping, NAC informs.
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.
During the week of August 18-24, 2014, at least 11 persons suffered in the armed conflict in Northern Caucasus. Of them, 8 persons were killed, and 3 persons were wounded. These are the results of calculations made by the "Caucasian Knot" based on its own materials and information from other open sources.
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.
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