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Militants attacked another Russian city: repetition (pictures)

October 13 2005
14:55

Media simmer on incoming news. This morning, Nalchik attacked by various estimates, a group of three hundred fighters. Between them and law enforcement officials fighting. Judging from various reports, the simultaneous attacks were subjected to the building of the FSB and the police, the location of infantry company near aeroporta.Telefonnoy with Nalchik not. The city is blocked by federal forces.

Under heavy guard in the country to take all health care, pensions, sanatoriums, dispensaries, schools, kindergartens and institutions of state power.

It started at night. Law enforcement authorities conducted a special operation in Nalchik in the vicinity. Its main goal was to eliminate gangs. Struck up a fierce firefight. The situation got out of control and security officials turned into a large-scale armed conflict.

The situation is rapidly evolving. Sounds of firing from automatic weapons and explosions could be heard throughout the city.

In Nalchik are moved special forces Defense and Interior Ministry troops from other regions of the North Caucasus

This is not the first major militant attack in North Caucasus.

Ingushetia. In 2004, with 21 on June 22, insurgents simultaneously attacked the Interior Ministry building, the headquarters of frontier in Nazran and district police department of about twenty buildings. However, despite the fact that the gunmen acted suddenly, they failed to capture a single building. According to eyewitnesses, the attackers only in the Interior Ministry building the militants were about 80 people.
Fighting continued until four o'clock in the morning. The attack killed about 100 people, more than 80 injured. Among them - the MVD, FSB and civilians.

Chechnya. August 21, 2004, two months after the events of Ingush militants carried out a large-scale operation in Grozny. In the Staropromyslovsky district, they seized a number of roadblocks, police station and fired at two polling stations. Total in the attack according to various estimates involved up to 300 militants.
As a result, lost more than 30 members of the MUP, prosecutors and local police, as well as several civilians. More than 50 militants were killed.

North Ossetia. September 3, 2004 as a result of seizure by militants of school № 1 in Beslan, killing 300 people. Most of the victims - children. In the battle with militants in Beslan killed 27 law enforcement officers, including 12 FSB officers and 15 policemen. Among the dead - 8 members of special units of the FSB Alpha and Vympel. This is a major loss of special forces in the last decade. Beslan was a real open wound.

And now, Nalchik. According to preliminary data, resulting in an armed attack on the city from the civilian victims included 12 people, about 50 injured are in hospitals in the city. There are injuries among the police officers. Killed about 50 insurgents. Now the situation has stabilized in the city, but there are pockets of skirmishes. It is assumed that in Nalchik is valid until 10 mobile gangs.

We will inform our readers about the development of the situation in Nalchik.

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Materials: RBC, Interfax, Ekho Moskvy, the television channel "Russia"

See a detailed photo essay: What is happening in Nalchik

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