Russia says killed two insurgents in Ingushetia

Russian security services have killed two insurgents in Ingushetia, according to Interfax news agency.

Russia says killed two insurgents in Ingushetia

Russian security services have killed two insurgents in Ingushetia, according to Interfax news agency.

The agency quoted the Federal Security Service (FSB) as saying Rustam Dzortov and Zaur Uzhakov, shot dead in Ingushetia late on Friday, were behind a June assassination attempt on the president of Ingushetia Yunus-Bek Yevkurov and the August suicide bombing of a police station.

Russian television showed film of the saloon car used by the two men slewed sideways across a narrow road by a railway bridge.

Russia imposed its control in Muslim states which declared independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 but was attacked by Russian forces in two wars since the mid-1990s.

Still low-level insurgency continues in Muslim states controlled by Russia.

Human rights groups have repeatedly accused the authorities of serious abuses including house burning, extra-judicial killings, torture and illegal punishment.



Agencies

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