Ruslan Odzhiev was killed amid gunfire that erupted when agents tried to arrest him and another man in Kabardino-Balkariya, a North Caucasus region plagued by violence linked both to crime and to religious tensions, according to the security service, known by its Russian acronym FSB.
A brief FSB statement said Odzhiev had been held at Guantanamo Bay and was believed to have been a supporter of the Taliban. Odzhiev was one of seven Russians released from the detention facility in 2004; his whereabouts recently had been unknown.
The FSB did not specify why agents were trying to detain him, but said he was a suspect in the 1999 bombings of apartment buildings in Moscow and Volgodonsk and that he took part in a 2005 insurgent attack on police facilities in Nalchik, the capital of Kabardino-Balkariya.
"We should use shock therapy to sober up the Americans. In this case, the Americans will speak about the need to resume dialogue. There is no other option"
The United States is concerned about the current crisis in the relations with Russia and suggests returning to reasonable policies to avoid a nuclear war