Another gang exterminated in Chechnya

Another criminal gang has been liquidated in the Urus-Martanovsky region of Chechnya.

The gang consisted of 15 people. Head of the regional headquarters of the Northern Caucasus Ilya Shabalkin stated in his Tuesday's interview that the gang had been kidnapping people.

The criminals used fake documents of policemen and those of law enforcement authorities.

According to the investigators, the gang's leader Abuwalid Astamirov had been personally convicted in 35 killings and several terrorist acts. Astamirov was killed in the course of the operation.

The gang's main base had also been destroyed. It was located by a village Tanga. According to Shabalkin, they discovered a list with peoples' names who had to become the next victims. Among them were politicians, members of law enforcement, reports ITAR-TASS.

Source: NTV