Caucasus Security Brief

MAY 22 - MAY 28, 2010

At least 7 bombings between May 20 and May 28 in the North Caucasus; Stavropol bombing suspects detained in Ingushetia; bomb kills 7, wounds 40 in Stavropol; Russian prosecutor says police are incapable of halting violence in N. Caucasus; Moscow’s envoy to the Caucasus Khloponin reiterates corruption crackdown goal; suspects identified in deputy prosecutor murder in Kabardo-Balkaria; Chechen security forces kill 2 militants in Goity; Chechen security forces kill 2 militants in Shali; March 31 Kizlyar bombing suspect detained; gunmen attack pipeline in Dagestan; bomb explodes in Nalchik; explosive device discovered at Baksan police station; bomb targets police car in Tyrnyauz, Kabardo-Balkaria; explosive device found at Tyrnyauz memorial; blast wounds two Ministry of Interior Affairs (MVD) troops in Shali; two bombs explode in coordination in Dagestan; gunmen shoot, injure two investigators in Nazran; three off-duty guards killed in Kabardo-Balkaria; gas pipeline explosion near Kizlyar; deputy prosecutor murdered in Baksan; controversial North Ossetian mufti resigns.

 

MAY 15 - MAY 20, 2010

Pro-Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus website announces successor to Anzor Astemirov; Russian Auditing Chamber Head demands budget transparency in N. Caucasus; President Medvedev meets with NGOs and human-rights activists, discusses N. Caucasus conflict; Medvedev approves N. Caucasus Council of the Elders; 30-kg bomb defused in Dagestan; two militants killed in southern Dagestan; serviceman dies during Chechen forest sweep; police officer dies while defusing bomb in Grozny; two senior policemen shot dead in Dagestan; traffic officer injured in shootout with gunmen in Dagestan; local police guard injured in ambush in Nalchik; militants attack police station in Nazran.

 

MAY 8 - MAY 14, 2010

Russian officials announce death of Moscow subway bombing organizers; several terrorist plots targeting May 9 Victory Day celebrations disrupted; Caucasus Emirate financier detained in North Ossetia; security forces kill militant responsible for Dagestani rail station blast; fake bomb discovered in Dagestani mosque; twelve slain in ambush in Dagestan; Karachay-Cherkessk presidential aide murdered; gunmen kill policeman along Caucasus Federal Highway; suicide bomber fails to strike Dagestani military base; and bomb explodes at Dagestani rail station.