MOSCOW — Twin car bombings in the capital of Russia’s volatile Dagestan republic on Monday killed three people and injured at least 44 more, most of them police officers, officials said.
The attack came the same day that Russian security officials announced that they had prevented a terrorist attack in Moscow, planned by Russians who had trained on the Afghan-Pakistani border. But they offered few details, and did not say what the target was.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The right-hand man of Russia's most wanted insurgent was killed by security forces on Tuesday, officials said, as Moscow tries to contain militancy in its Caucasus region before it hosts the Winter Olympics near there next February.
In St. Petersburg police have detained 18-year-old leader of the youth extremist factions Paul Ricks, the organizer of several attacks by anti-fascists and migrants, reported in GSUSK Russia. According to investigators, the group for the year made at least nine crimes involving knives. "There have been 9 searches of persons suspected of involvement in the activities of extremist nationalist orientation - said a statement posted on the website of the department. - During the searches, a large number of extremist literature, including electronic media as well as mobile phones were seized."
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that revolts in Syria and Libya had unleashed instability in the Middle East and Africa that had exacted a "tragic toll" in last week's militant attack on a gas plant in Algeria.
The Russia-NATO Council has agreed joint methods of working on fighting terrrorism, air-sea rescue operations, logistics support and military exchange programmes. However, Moscow warned against developing the EU missile defense shield at the expense of Russian security.