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FSB detained gang members Basayev and Khattab for the attack in 1999

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In Stavropol, officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB detained two members of Basayev’s gang, who participated in the attack on the settlements of the Botlikh region (Dagestan) in 1999. This was announced on Thursday, November 3, by sources in the Investigative Committee (IC) of Russia.

The defendants in the case are residents of the Neftekumsky district Temirali Zarakaev, as well as Eduard Taushev. Consequence informs “Lenta.ru” petitions for their arrest.

According to investigators, they and several other members of the gang of Shamil Basayev and Emir Khattab participated in the invasion of the Botlikh region in Dagestan in the summer of 1999. It is noted that as a result of the incident, 34 people were injured, another 33 were killed. At the same time, the roles of the detainees in what happened are being established.

Employees of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation also continue to identify other members of the gang of Basayev and Khattab.

In May 2022, it became known that two more were detained participants in an armed attack to the settlements of Dagestan in 1999 as part of the gang of Basaev and Khattab. They took part in the invasion of the territory of the Botlikh region.

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