Special forces eliminate militant cell
Files on the 15-hour-long operation were released to journalists on Monday.
The militants operated in Ingushetia and Chechnya in the north Caucasus. Their leader – Vakha Dzhenaraliyev – had been on the federal government’s wanted list for attacks on police and Russian interior ministry troops.
Born in 1981, Dzhenaraliyev worked under Chechen militant leader, Doku Umarov, a former self-proclaimed President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.
The FSB seized a large arsenal of arms and ammunition in the operation.