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Active participant of a bandit group detained in Chechnya

An active participant of the illegal armed formations was detained in the Urus-Martan District of Chechnya, RIA Novosti was told on Monday by a source in the interior ministry of the republic.

According to the source, during the detention operation in the Goyty village of the Urus-Martan district, certain Ismail Yedayev put up armed resistance to the policemen.

The militant was wounded by a return fire, apprehended and placed in a hospital.

As RIA Novosti was told in the Regional Operative Headquarters the detainee acknowledged that he was an active member of a gang which formed a part of the illegal armed formation with the field commander Doku Umarov at the head.

"The detainee gave evidence that he was on the south-west outskirts of the village with three more members of the bandit group with the aim of shipping foodstuffs to the high-mountain locality," the report of the Regional Operatives Headquarters, which was received by RIA Novosti, says.

According to the report, during the operation to seek out the militants, the locality was combed, the questioning of the local population was done, and ambushes were set up.

Further joint operations to seek out and detain the bandits are being conducted, the report says.