Interfax: Four alleged plotters of "terror attack" killed in Kurchaloi
- Four alleged plotters of terror attack killed in Chechnya
KURCHALOI, Chechnya Feb 3 (Interfax) - Chechen police killed four
militants in a security operation on Saturday, Chechen Interior
Minister Ruslan Alkhanov said.
The militants had belonged to a group led by "the Arab mercenary
Yassir" and planned to carry out a series of terrorist attacks,
Alkhanov told Interfax.
They were killed in Kurchaloi.
Police had received intelligence that members of Yassir's group were
going to get together in Kurchaloi and were planning terrorist
attacks, Alkhanov said.
"Today units of Special Police Regiment No. 2 and OMON [riot police],
and officers of the Kurchaloi [police authority] blockaded the
premises of the former food-processing factory inside which militants
had positioned themselves. I personally proposed that they lay down
their arms and surrender, but the militants responded with fire and a
gunfight took place," Alkhanov said.
He said three militants were killed in the clash and that another was
wounded before blowing himself up with a hand grenade.
A large amount of weapons and ammunition had been seized, the minister
He said one policemen was wounded.
Alkhanov said the militants' bodies had been identified.
"According to intelligence, all four took part in the attack against a
convoy of troops from the Central Intelligence Department of the
Defense Ministry near the village of Avtury in the Shali district,"