The Chechen Ministry of the Interior (a north Caucasus republic within Russia) has reported that three militants from the Doku Umarov band were arrested.
The source reported that "the bandits were arrested in the settlement of Gekhi-Chu (Urus -Martan district) by officers of the Interior Ministry and servicemen of the interior troops in the course of special operations. Presently, the detained militants were being checked for involvement in the crimes committed against federal forces, operative information they provided is also being verified." According to the Chechen ministry of the Interior, the day before officers of the operative group of the Russian Interior Ministry eliminated 2 active participants of bandit formations in the settlement of Chechen-Aul in the Grozny district. The ministry reported that the militants, local residents Isayev and Agayev, were killed when they put up armed resistance; there were no casualties among the troops.
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