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Gunbattle Erupts in Chechen Capital of Grozny

Fighting Raged for About 12 Hours; Police Say Wiped out Last of the Gunmen

A gunbattle erupted in the capital of the Russian republic of Chechnya early Thursday, leaving 10 police officers and 10 gunmen dead and scores wounded. Photo: AP


Updated Dec. 4, 2014 1:52 p.m. ET18 COMMENTS

MOSCOW—Islamist rebels launched the largest attack in years in the capital of the Russian republic of Chechnya early Thursday, leaving dozens of wounded and at least 10 police officers and 10 gunmen dead, officials said.
The early morning attack came hours before a state-of-the union address by Russian President Vladimir Putin from the Kremlin. The violence shattered the relative calm of Grozny, which has been relatively stable in recent years under Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.
Islamist insurgents in Russia’s restive North Caucasus region have sought to display renewed vigor for their cause, after years of dormancy under a reclusive and ailing leader, Dokka Umarov, who rebels said was killed in a poisoning last year.
Though rebels have launched attacks inside Chechnya in recent months and a suicide bombing in Grozny in October, they had so far been unable to launch a sustained attack in the capital.
On Thursday, fierce fighting in Grozny raged for about 12 hours before police said they wiped out the last of the gunmen in the early afternoon. But the attack forced Mr. Putin, who has rarely mentioned Chechnya in speeches in recent years, to digress from hisprepared speech in Moscow.
A man examines the wreckage near a burned-out publishing house in Grozny after hours of fierce fighting between rebels and police Thursday. REUTERS

Accusing the West of having supported Chechen separatists in the 1990s, Mr. Putin told the nation that he was confident authorities would handle the attack. “They’re working today on liquidating the latest terrorist raid,” he said. “We support them.”
Experts say that fighting has been dying down in the Caucasus region over the past two years in part because so many rebels have flocked to Syria and Iraq, where some have become commanders within Islamic State.
Russia fears a return of battle-hardened fighters from the region, and in October Islamic State released a video threatening to rekindle conflict in Russian territory, to punish Moscow for its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Thursday’s attack in Grozny, however, appeared to be mounted by local militants. A rebel website posted a video of a putative leader of the attack in Grozny who said the fighters were loyal to Aliaskhab Kebekov, a Dagestani theologian. Mr. Kebekov was chosen earlier this year to head the Caucasus Emirate, a state that Islamist rebels declared in 2007 that spans several traditionally Islamic republics in Russia’s restive Caucasus region.
The fighter said the attack was in retaliation for the oppression of Muslim women, and that “many fighters had entered the city” to “fight to the death.”

The shooting broke out at about 1 a.m., when gunmen dressed in police uniforms commandeered cars and opened fire on a traffic police post, Russia’s National Antiterrorist Committee said.
Gunmen then went on to seize a publishing house in the city and a school, Russian news reports said. Authorities surrounded the gunmen in the publishing house and killed all of them in that building, according to a post on Mr. Kadyrov’s Instagram social media account.
A Russian news service released footage of government forces shooting into the school building and firing into its windows and walls with a tank-mounted heavy machine gun. Another video showed the publishing house in flames.
The National Antiterrorist Committee said that a “counterterrorist operation regime” had been introduced in central Grozny, giving law enforcement more powers. Mr. Kadyrov urged the city’s residents to stay indoors.
Mr. Kadyrov’s rule has brought relative calm to Chechnya, a North Caucasus republic that suffered two separatist wars in the 1990s. But sporadic attacks have continued in the rugged mountains south of the capital.


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moscow should have sorted this issue centuries ago, they didnt ....let them pay the price of stupidity


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The Americans are trying everything against Putin, this shows how frustrated they are.

:) when u talk u sound sophisticated :) but ur love for Putin blinds u :)!!!
The russian created a new term " Laundering of Dead body"
so they can explain for the population the mass death of their officers :)!!!!!
but I think u should find a GF:) that will affect positively ur judgment :)!!!


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The Russians banned this articles ,would the Oroom do that too

Fierce Islamist Militant Attack Kills 19 In Russia’s Chechnya
At least 19 people are dead after a shootout between Russian troops and Islamist militants rocked Grozny, capital of the troubled Russian province of Chechnya.

posted on Dec. 4, 2014, at 5:15 a.m.
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A media building burns as militants launch an attack in central Grozny on Dec. 4. Elena Fitkulina, AFP / Getty Images
UPDATED — Dec. 5, 5:05pm:
Fierce fighting between Russian government forces and heavily armed Islamist fighters broke out in the Russian province of Chechnya overnight on Thursday.

The militants, who were in several cars, fled to a publishing house in the city, where they barricaded inside and exchanged heavy gunfire with police, LifeNews, a news network with links to Russia’s secret services, reported.
Russian forces besieged the publishing house with heavy artillery, although state media claimed there were only “five or six” fighters holed up inside.

Several more militants who barricaded themselves inside an empty school were also “liquidated,” Russian officials claimed. In all, nine militants and 10 police officers were killed in the fighting, Russian officials said, according to state media, though it was possible that the number of militant casualties would rise. A further 28 policemen were injured, Russia’s national anti-terrorism center said.
The exact number of militants in the city was unclear. A local journalist told the Ekho Moskvy radio station that there were between 100 and 200 militants spread out throughout the city, but officials claimed that the numbers were far fewer and that they were all killed.
Social media users posted photos of what appeared to be a burning police car.

Fighting could still be heard on Thursday morning, by which time the publishing house had largely been destroyed.

After Thursday’s attack, the government imposed a “counterterrorism regime” on the city’s center.

The announcement allows heightened security measures to be enacted, typically indicating the imminent use of heavy force to quash unrest, according to the AP.
A Twitter user posted a photo of what appeared to be armored personnel carriers driving through the city.

Ramzan Kadyrov, the strongman head of Chechnya, posted a photo to Instagram of what he said was a dead militant. “No bandit will make it out!” he wrote.

Kadyrov wrote in another Instagram post that he suspected the militants were from another region. instagram.com
By morning, however, Russian officials were keen to stress that everything was back to normal.

Stringer / Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin only made a passing mention of the violence in his belligerent state-of-the-union speech on Thursday, and expressed confidence that “the local guys, local law enforcement would deal with it.” Kadyrov even managed to make the three-hour flight from Grozny to Moscow in time for the speech, where he was filmed anxiously eyeing his iPhone.
Russian TV largely ignored the fighting in favor of blanket coverage of Putin’s speech, which the state-owned Rossiya 24 channel billed as a “message from on high”…

…and coverage of protests against police brutality in America.

Rossiya 24 / Via vesti.ru
Echoing Putin’s insistence that Western powers were embroiled in a U.S.-led conspiracy to destroy Russia, the speaker of Chechnya’s rubber-stamp parliament accused NATO countries of organizing the attack. In a statement carried by the TASS state newswire, Duduvakha Abdurakhmanov said:
“The dreams of Obama, [German chancellor Angela] Merkel, and their co-conspirators will never come to fruit as long as our national leader President Vladimir Putin and his closest ally, Head of Chechnya and Hero of Russia Ramzan Kadyrov stand up to defend Russia’s interests.”

Stringer / Reuters
The attack was the latest to rock Grozny after a period of relative peace.

Grozny has suffered through two brutal civil wars, with separatists seeking to break away from Russia. After Moscow restored federal control over the former republic, heavy rebuilding has been taking place in recent years. And strong security measures had been credited with keeping attacks in Grozny to a minimum, although this year, violence has been on the rise.
In October, a man who was being searched by police launched a suicide bomb attack, killing himself and five officers. Twelve other people were wounded in the attack, which occurred outside a concert celebrating Grozny’s City Day.
BuzzFeed has deleted a video created by Kavkaz Center, the Chechen rebels’ mouthpiece, because it has been disabled by YouTube. In the video, rebels explained their reasoning for the attack. The Russian government, which has banned access to Kavkaz Center inside Russia, has also objected to this post. Dec. 6, 2014, at 12:08 a.m.

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