Bandit disguised in Russian military uniform detained in Chechnya

Law enforcement officers detained a bandit from Shamil Basayev's group (Basayev is a Chechen terrorist leader), representative of the Regional Operative Headquarters of the anti-terrorist operation in the Northern Caucasus (ROH) told RIA Novosti.

"The bandit has been detained in the village of Mesker-Yurt in the Shalinsky district of Chechnya. The investigation established that the bandit, disguised as a federal soldier, killed local resident Vakhi Khasanov in September 2002," the ROH representative reported.

In addition, in July 2002, the bandit, together with other members of a group, destroyed a car with local residents on the road near the same village.

A source in the Chechen interior ministry told RIA Novosti the detainee is suspected of criminal activities against the federal forces.

For instance, he blew up a Zhiguli car with two Russian military. As a result, one soldier was killed, and the other injured.

In September 2002, the bandit blew up a UAZ vehicle with police officers. Nine operatives were injured.

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