The law enforcement bodies detained a number of people who are allegedly involved in a bandit raid in Ingushetia - Russia's North Caucasian autonomy that borders in the east with Chechnya, says a statement of the Regional Operational Staff (ROS) in the North Caucasus received by RIA Novosti on Saturday.
The document says that as of now the law enforcement bodies carry out work on establishing the organizers and perpetrators of this raid. "Some of them are already detained," says the statement.
By the ROS data, as of now it has been established that most bandits who participated in attacking Ingush settlements had stayed there for a long time and made caches with weapons there. "This circumstance is confirmed by the fact that many criminals' faces were masked," the press release reads.
Early on June 22 several bandit groups attacked state power facilities in Nazran, Karabulak and Sleptsovskaya. 97 people were killed as a result. Over 100 were wounded.