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#North Caucasus

# north-caucasus - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Three charged with Boston bombing cover-up

The three teenagers – two Kazakhs and an American – appear to have been hastily trying to keep him out of trouble rather than taking part in an organised conspiracy.

# north-caucasus - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Russian forces kill 17 rebels in North Caucasus

Russian forces claim to have killed 17 rebels and captured two people involved in last January’s metro attack’s in Moscow.

# north-caucasus - Tuesday 8 February, 2011

Chechnen militant claims responsibility for Domodedovo attack

Islamist militant leader Doku Umarov had recently warned of a year of “blood and tears” for Russians.

# north-caucasus - Tuesday 19 October, 2010

Two police shot dead as Chechen parliament attacked Chechnya

Two police shot dead as Chechen parliament attacked

Police officers are killed after the Chechen parliament is attacked by four gunmen and a suicide bomber – all of whom are killed.

# north-caucasus - Sunday 22 August, 2010

RUSSIA CLAIMS TO have killed the mastermind behind this summer’s Moscow underground attacks, in which 40 people died.

Magomed-Ali Vagabov died after a shoot-out with police in Dagestan, according to official sources. The so-called “Emir of the Dagestan front” was identified by security forces on Saturday.

Vagabov is thought to be the second-in-command of the Northern Caucasus Islamist movement.

The North Caucasus is within Russia’s territory but is predominantly Muslim, and Chechen militants have been fighting for Sharia law to be applied across the region for many years.

Vagabov is said to have masterminded two coordinated suicide bombings in the Russian capital’s underground during rush hour in March. One of the suicide bombers was reportedly Vagabov’s wife.