Guerrilla phase of the Second Chechen War (2008)


Guerrilla phase of the Second Chechen War (2008)

Timeline

January

*January 1 - Three high-ranking police officers were assassinated in a separate incidents in Chechnya and Dagestan, local Interior Ministry officials said. [ [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22281583/ 2 police killed in Chechnya attacks on New Year's Eve, 1 in neighboring region] ] Rebel sources said 7 pro-Russian policemen were killed in a series of sniper attacks in Grozny. [ [http://chechenews.com/news/117/ARTICLE/3350/2008-01-01.html В новогоднюю ночь в Джохаре чеченский снайпер убил семь пророссийских милиционеров.] ]

*January 8 - Police killed two rebels in the Derbent district of Dagestan, Russian media reported. [ [http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L08712834.htm Police kill 2 rebels in Russia's Dagestan-media] ] A group of rapid-response policemen were shot at in Ingushetia, killing one and wounding another, Interfax reported. [ [http://www.moscowtimes.ru/stories/2008/01/10/031.html Officer Killed in Ingushetia] ]

*January 10 - Six rebels were killed during a two-day operation's in Tabasaran district of Dagestan, Dagestan Interior Ministry said. Internal Troops soldier was wounded. [ [http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=12242082 Six gunmen killed in Dagestan] ] One of Doku Umarov's men was killed in Grozny, Chechen Interior Minister said. [ [http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=12241246&PageNum=0 Gunman killed in Grozny was member of Umarov’s armed gang] ] A car bomb in Dagestan injured Gazi Gaziyev, a deputy of the Dagestan's People Assembly and the regional railways chief, and his driver. [ [http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Top_News/2008/01/09/car_bomb_injures_dagestan_legislator/3461/ Car bomb injures Dagestan legislator] ]

*January 12 - Two high-ranking officers were assassinated, when their car came under fire in Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria. The officers were the head of the region’s UBOP (organised crime squad) Anatoly Kyarov, [ [http://in.news.yahoo.com/indianexpress/20080114/r_t_ie_wl_europe/twl-top-cop-killed-russia-launches-hunt-ef4aa3c.html Top cop killed, Russia launches hunt for militants] ] and a senior officer of the OMON special police. Two other officers were injured and remained in critical condition. [ [http://www.theotherrussia.org/2008/01/13/top-officer-murdered-in-fire-fight/ Top Officer Murdered in Fire-Fight] ] Kavkaz Center reported that the actual target for the assault was Chief of the FSB, Nikolai Patrushev. [ [http://www.kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2008/01/13/9245.shtml An operation aimed at eliminating Patrushev carried out in Nalchik] ]

*January 14 - An apartment siege in Makhachkala, capital of Dagestan, ended with three alleged guerrillas killed and one policeman injured, the local police chief said. In Chechnya gunmen killed one police officer and wounded another in a southern forested area. [ [http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/01/14/europe/EU-GEN-Russia-Violence.php Official: 3 militants killed in police siege of apartment in southern Russia] ] A suspected militant was killed in an exchange of gunfire in the center of Grozny, the ministry said. A resident of the Ingush village of Kantyshevo, was killed in a shoot-out in the village of Verkhniye Achaluki in Ingushetia's Malgobeksky district. [ [http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/KHII-7B42DS?OpenDocument Chechnya - The week in brief: 14 - 20 Jan 2008] ]

*January 15 - Police attacked a home in Grozny, killing four suspected rebels, including Uvais Tachiyev, the alleged leader of a rebel group, while one OMON officer was wounded, Chechnya's Interior Ministry said. [http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2008/01/16/020.html Police Kill 4 Suspects in Grozny] ] Kavkaz Center claimed one police officer died and another one was wounded, when militants attacked a police car near the village of Achaluki, Ingushetia. [ [http://www.kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2008/01/15/9250.shtml Gunbattle in Jokhar. Attack near Achaluki] ]

*January 16 - RIA Novosti reported that one police officer was killed and six others wounded in the a clash with rebels in the Vedensky District, and that one militant was killed in retaliatory fire. [ [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080117/97138581.html Policeman killed, six wounded in shootout with militants in Chechnya] ] Itar Tass reported that the body of the deputy commander of the Ingushetian OMON, Senior Lieutenant Movsar Martazanov, was found in the city of Karabulak, Ingushetia with numerous gunshot wounds. [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2373902 Alkhanov: 72 Rebels Killed in Chechnya Last Year] ] Chechenpress claimed several Russian and pro-Russian troops were killed during a fierce fight in the Kurchaloyevsky District. [ [http://chechenews.com/news/117/ARTICLE/3468/2008-01-16.html Ожесточенный бой между российскими оккупантами и чеченскими бойцами в Курчалоевском районе ЧРИ.] ]

*January 17 - Two police officers were wounded, after they came under rebel gunfire in the Chechnya's Shalinsky District, a source with law enforcement agencies told Interfax. [ [http://www.rferl.org/newsline/2008/01/1-rus/rus-180108.asp INTERIOR MINISTRY DENIES REPORTS OF INGUSHETIA ATTACK.] ]
*January 18 - Chechenpress reported that large-scale battles broke out in the area of Marzoi-Mohk in the Vedensky District and in the village of Alleroi in the Kurchaloyevsky District during previous week, resulting in the deaths of about 20-30 Russian and pro-Russian troops. [ [http://chechenews.com/news/117/ARTICLE/3490/2008-01-18.html Чеченские бойцы перешли к активным боевым действиям во многих районах ЧРИ] ]
*January 19 - Itar Tass reported that two policemen were wounded in shooting in Chechnya, near the village of Serzhen-Yurt; Kavkaz Center claimed at least two Spetsnaz soldiers were killed and three or four wounded in the shootout. [ [http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=12269094&PageNum=0 Two policemen wounded in Chechnya] ] [ [http://www.kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2008/01/18/9263.shtml Russian spetsnaz attacked in Vedeno gorge] ] Chechenpress reported that the Russian forces suffered on that day one fatal loss and nine injuries in the fighting in the area of the villages of Niki-Hita and Marzoi-Mohk. [ [http://chechenews.com/news/117/ARTICLE/3517/2008-01-21.html В Веденском и Курчалоевском районах ЧРИ продолжаются активные боевые действия] ] An armored vehicle collided with a bus in Chechnya's capital Grozny, killing a woman an injuring five people, Chechen parliamentarian Sharal Beldurov told Interfax. [ [http://www.interfax.com/3/356655/news.aspx Armored vehicle collides with bus in Chechnya] ]
*January 20 - Two Interior Troops soldiers were killed and one wounded in a rebel attack in eastern Chechnya, a Ministry source reported. [ [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080121/97410846.html Two soldiers killed in Chechnya shootout] ]
*January 21 - Kavkaz Center reported that "many soldiers" died during four days of fighting near Marzoi-Mohk in the Kurchaloyevsky District. [ [http://www.kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2008/01/21/9280.shtml Many Invaders Killed During the 4 Days of Gunbattles near Marzoy-Mokhk] ] Russian agencies did not report on fighting in this district since January 16. KC reported simultaneous attacks on police stations and border troops in Nazran; no casualties were reported by the Russian sources. [ [http://www.kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2008/01/21/9281.shtml Simultaneous Attack Against Occupation Targets in Nazran] ]
*January 22 - Gunmen ambushed a minibus in Ingushetia killing one soldier and injuring three army officers, after a car carrying explosives blew up killing the driver, news agencies reported. [ [http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L22181045.htm Ambush, car explosion kill two in south Russia] ]
*January 23 - Two Russian servicemen were killed and three more wounded in an attack on a car in Ingushetia, RIA Novosti reported. [ [http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-01/24/content_7483098.htm Russian soldiers killed in military attack] ] RIAN also reported two militants were killed and one fatally wounded in a shootout with federal troops in Dagestan. [ [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080124/97636288.html Three militants killed in Russian N.Caucasus] ]
*January 25 - Kavkaz Center claimed heavy fighting near Vedeno killed at least 8 soldiers and wounded 9 others as well as several rebels. [ [http://www.kavkazcenter.com/russ/content/2008/01/25/55862.shtml Ожесточенный бой в Ведено. Уничтожено и ранено 17 муртадов] ] They also claimed militants attacked a UAZ vehicle near Grozny, killing one soldier and wounding 3 others. [ [http://www.kavkazcenter.com/russ/content/2008/01/25/55865.shtml ВИЛАЙЯТ НОХЧИЙЧОЬ. Близ села Гикало расстреляна группа кафиров] ]
*January 26 - A local police officer was killed in a clash with rebels in the Nozhai-Yurt district in southeastern Chechnya, the Chechen Interior Ministry told Interfax. [ [http://www.interfax.ru/e/B/politics/28.html?id_issue=11953429 Police officer killed in skirmish in Chechnya] ]
*January 27 - A Russian serviceman and a local policeman were killed in a battle with rebels during a security sweep in the Nozhai-Yurt region in southern Chechnya's mountains, officials said. Another two local police officers were wounded and two rebels were killed in the ensuing gunbattle,Russia's Interior Ministry said. [ [http://www.pr-inside.com/serviceman-and-policeman-killed-in-r407695.htm Serviceman and policeman killed in clash with rebels in Chechnya] ]
*January 28 - One serviceman was killed and another three were wounded in a shootout with militants near the village of Bamut, Achkhoy-Martanovsky District. As a result of the attack, the next day the Chechen village Gekhi 25 kilometers away has been subject to artillery fire, [ [http://www.watchdog.cz/?show=000000-000008-000001-000483&lang=1 After battle with guerrillas near Bamut, soldiers shell Gekhi] ] leading to protests from the republic's President Ramzan Kadyrov. [ [http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocument&orgId=574&topicId=100007196&docId=l:736362427&start=3 Chechen leader rails at Russian commander over botched attack] ] A day later Kavkaz Center claimed that a Russian base in Bamut was attacked by heavy machine guns, light mortars and grenade launchers, killing seven soldiers and injuring nine. [ [http://www.kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2008/01/30/9310.shtml What happened near Bamut and in Gekhi?] ]
*January 30 - A policeman was killed and another one wounded by rebels in the village of Ekazhevo in Ingushetia's Nazranovsky district, Prague Watchdog reported. In a separate incident, two young men, Ramzan Nalgiyev and Dzhabrail Mutsulgov, were killed in the Ingush village of Surkhakhi. According to local law enforcers they were involved in acts of terrorism, but relatives said they were innocent civilians. [ [http://www.watchdog.cz/index.php?show=000000-000005-000001-000179-000055&lang=1 The Month in Brief - January 2008] ] [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2373941 Police and Protesters Clash Again in Nazran] ] A contract serviceman has been "abducted" on a reconnaissance operation in Chechnya, law enforcement sources told Interfax. [ [http://www.interfax.ru/e/B/politics/28.html?id_issue=11956398 Contract serviceman missing in Chechnya] ] Rebel sources later reported the servicemen was executed, after interrogation; the execution was said to be revenge for the dead of two women, Malika and Zama, who died during a December 2007 sweep operation in Grozny. [ [http://www.kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2008/02/08/9323.shtml Mujahideen execute Russian mercenary] ]

*January 31 - Two young inhabitants of Ingushetia, Dzhabrail Mutsolgov and Ramzan Nalgiev were shot dead by Russian soldiers who declared they were "terrorists". According to residents of the village of Surkhakhi, neither were involved in any illegal actions or commited any crimes. [http://www.watchdog.cz/?show=000000-000008-000001-000484&lang=1 Slayings of innocent people continue in Ingushetia] ] [ [http://www.livechechnya.org/eng.archiv/6.02.08.htm Information Bulletin № 1217] ]

February

*February 1 - A vehicle with policemen came under fire in a pursuit operation in Chechnya near the residential site of Rubezhnoye. There were no losses among the policemen but one gunman was killed, a Chechen interior ministry source told Itar Tass. [ [http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=12323679&PageNum=0 One gunman killed, no police losses in incident in Chechnya] ] A young local resident, Yusup Chapanov, was shot dead by Russian forces in Nazran. While the authorities initially claimed he was suspected of many attacks on local law enforcers, his relatives said that he was innocent and that the police later admitted to them he was killed by mistake. [ [http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/KHII-7BJ5HB?OpenDocument Chechnya - The week in brief: 28 Jan - 3 Feb 2008] ]

*February 2 - Two officers of the Chechen Interior Ministry's Second Traffic Police Regiment were killed and another one was wounded in armed clash near the village of Mesedoi in the Vedeno district Chechnya, Interfax reported. [ [http://www.interfax.ru/e/B/politics/28.html?id_issue=11958350 Two police officers killed in armed cash in Chechnya] ] [ [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080203/98256110.html Two policemen killed in shootout with militants in Chechnya] ]

*February 3 - Ingush police source told Itar Tass that the militants opened fire at a Nazran police patrol from a car, injuring three policemen and a refugee from Chechnya. [ [http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=12325658&PageNum=0 Criminal case opened over attack on Nazran policemen] ]

*February 5 - One militant was killed by Interior Ministry special forces in Derbent, Dagestan, Interfax reported. The press service of the Dagestan Interior Ministry reported that two militants were surrounded in a private house and one OMON officer was injured in a firefight. Kavkaz Center reported that there were three militants inside and two managed to escape, and that the federal side suffered casualties as well. [ [http://www.kavkazcenter.com/russ/content/2008/02/05/56087.shtml ВИЛАЙЯТ ДАГЕСТАН. Бой в Дербентском районе] ]

*February 6 - Militants attacked a policeman in Khasavyurt wounding a policeman who had his leg amputated, after the assault. The attackers escaped. Itar Tass reported [http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=12345608&PageNum=0 Two policemen wounded in attack in Dagestan, gunman killed] ]

*February 7 - Police killed two suspected militants in a shootout in the village of Avadan in Dagestan on the border with Azerbaijan and apprehended a third. [ [http://www.rferl.org/newsline/2008/02/1-RUS/rus-080208.asp POLICE IN DAGHESTAN KILL THREE SUSPECTED MILITANTS, DETAIN TWO MORE.] ] Two policemen were badly wounded and one militant was killed in an attack on the policemen, Itar Tass reported. One of the policemen lost his leg in the assault Two young men were also reported to be forcibly disappeared in the republic in late January. [ [http://rferl.org/featuresarticle/2008/02/0681cd88-a464-4f01-9546-d51f237a9de6.html North Caucasus: Daghestan Parents Confront Authorities Over Disappearances] ] The Grozny Garrison Military Court ohanded down a three-year suspended sentence for "negligence" to Interior Ministry Troops Lieutenant Colonel Aleksei Korgun. Korgun pled guilty to having given the command to open fire on March 24, 2007, on three women, killing one and injuring two. [ [http://www.rferl.org/newsline/2008/02/1-RUS/rus-080208.asp RUSSIAN OFFICER GIVEN SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR KILLING CHECHEN WOMAN] ]

*February 8 - Itar Tass reported that policemen killed a militant on the administrative border between North Ossetia and Ingushetia as militants opened fire on police officers. [ [http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=12350706&PageNum=0 Bandit who attacked policemen killed on Ossetia-Ingush border] ]

*February 9 - Alkavkaz claimed an IED killed at least 3 soldiers in the Nozhay-Yurt district, Chechnya. [http://www.alkavkaz.com/haber/haber_detay.php?haber_id=351 ŞERDİ MOHK TA MAYINLI TUZAK] ]

*February 11 - Two militants were detained in Chechnya, officials reported. [ [http://www.interfax.com/search.aspx?query=feb+11+detained Two militants detained in Chechnya] ] Alkavkaz claimed at least 2 soldiers were killed by an IED in the Vedeno-district, Chechnya.

*February 12 - Three militants and a district police chief were killed and three policemen were wounded (including at least one badly wounded) during a gun battle in Dagestan, regional Interior Ministry said. Also in Dagestan, a roadside bomb hit a police car near the town of Khasavyurt, severely wounding one policeman. [ [http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/02/12/europe/EU-GEN-Russian-Caucasus-Violence.php Security official, 3 gunmen killed in shootout in Russia] ] Muhannad, leader of the Arab Mujahideen in Chechnya has been reportedly killed by officers of the Russian Interior Ministry during a search operation near the village of Arshty in Ingushetia, a source in the Ministry told Interfax. [ [http://www.interfax-news.com/3/363961/news.aspx Successor of militant Abu Khavs killed in North Caucasus - InteriorMinistry] ] Interfax refuted Muhannad's death the same day, saying it was a different militant [ [http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=4294 Suspected militant killed in Ingushetia earlier this week was from Umarov's group - official] ]

*February 13 - Two militants and one FSB officer were killed in a shoot-out in the village of Lukovskaya in North Ossetia, according to Russian media. [ [http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/ASAZ-7BXH2D?OpenDocument Chechnya - The week in brief: 11 - 17 Feb 2008] ] Interfax reported a total of four people had died. [ [http://www.interfax.com/search.aspx?query=feb+13+ossetia Four die in shootout between gunmen, police in N. Ossetia (Part 2)] ]

*February 14 - Militants fired at a police vehicle in Nazran, Ingushetia, wounding six officers, Interfax reported. A group of policemen in Nazran arrested Maksharip Aushev, a local resident who organized a protest rally last fall. Aushev's brother-in-law was also "abducted" earlier in the day, according to his relatives. [ [http://www.pr-inside.com/police-officers-wounded-in-attack-r439230.htm 6 police officers wounded in attack by militants near Chechnya, officials say] ]

*February 15 - Four teenage guerrillas were killed, after a clash in Chechnya's Shatoysky district, the Chechen ministry reported. Before the battle the militants had attacked a police transport vehicle. No reports on federal casualties were made. [ [http://www.kavkazcenter.com/russ/content/2008/02/15/56342.shtml ВИЛАЙЯТ НОХЧИЙЧОЬ. Сообщается о бое в Шатойском районе] ] [ [http://www.interfax.ru/e/B/0/0.html?id_issue=11970446 Head of armed group, 3 more militants killed in Chechnya - Chechen ministry] ]

*February 15 - Alkavkaz claimed at least two soldiers were killed in fighting near Tsa-Vedeno village in the Vedeno district, Chechnya [ [http://www.alkavkaz.com/haber/haber_detay.php?haber_id=319 İŞGALCİLERE HİÇBİR YERDE GEÇİT YOK] ]

*February 18 - A police car exploded in the village of Ekazovo, Ingushetia. No police officers were injured as they had just left the vehicle, a source in law enforcement told Interfax. [ [http://www.interfax.com/3/365911/news.aspx Empty police car exploded in Ingushetia] ] Officials reported a militant has been detained in Chechnya. [ [http://www.interfax.com/search.aspx?query=feb+19+militant Militant detained in Chechnya] ]

*February 19 - According to Ingushetiya.ru a vehicle carrying an official came under fire. [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374001 Ingushetia Spins Further Out of Control] ] One Russian soldier was killed by an avalanche that hit a military camp in North-Ossetia. [ [http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=381488 Soldier dies, after avalanche buries camp] ]

*February 20 - A police officer died and others were wounded, when militants attacked a checkpoint in Ingushetia, Interfax reported. [ [http://www.interfax.com/search.aspx?query=feb+20+ingushetia Policeman dies in Ingushetia checkpoint attack - military] ] In a separate incident in Ingushetia, one MVD officer was killed and another one was wounded, when militants launched an attack, Ingushetiya.ru reported. [ [http://www.ingushetiya.ru/news/13372.html В результате вооруженного нападения на пост по трассе "Кавказ" в Назрани один милиционер убит, один ранен] ] An alleged militant leader has been detained in Dagestan, officials reported. [ [http://www.interfax.com/search.aspx?query=feb+20+dagestan Terrorist leader detained in Dagestan] ] [ [http://www.kavkazcenter.com/russ/content/2008/02/20/56471.shtml ВИЛАЙЯТ ДАГЕСТАН. Оккупанты заявляют о захвате в плен очередного жителя Гимры] ]

*February 22 - Two polic officers were wounded in Ingushetia, after militants opened fire, Interfax reported. [ [http://www.interfax.com/search.aspx?query=feb+22+nazran Two policemen wounded in attack in southern Russia - source] ] Rebel sources claimed, at least 1 officer was killed and 5 others were wounded. [ [http://chechenpress.info/events/2008/02/20/08.shtml В Назрани обстрелян пост оккупантов] ] [ [http://www.kavkazcenter.com/russ/content/2008/02/22/56526.shtml ВИЛАЙЯТ Г1АЛГ1АЙЧЕ. В Назрани атакованы кафиры и муртады] ] One of the officers died in the hospital. [ [http://www.livechechnya.org/eng.archiv/6.03.08.htm Information Bulletin № 1238] ] Rebel sources reported a UAZ military vehicle exploded in Chechnya killing 3 soldiers and seriously wounding 2 others. [ [http://www.kavkazcenter.com/russ/content/2008/02/22/56529.shtml ВИЛАЙЯТ НОХЧИЙЧОЬ. Близ Курчалоя взорван УАЗ с кафирами] ] [ [http://www.alkavkaz.com/haber/haber_detay.php?haber_id=358 HANİF TEN MAYINLI TUZAK] ] A police officer accidentally shot his colleague dead at a check-point near the Ingush village of Yandare, Interfax reported [ [http://gazeta.ru/news/lenta/2008/02/22/n_1183281.shtml В Ингушетии милиционер случайно застрелил своего коллегу] ]

*February 23 - Two officers were wounded, when Militants attacked a Police vehicle in Ingushetia, Interfax reported. [ [http://www.interfax.com/search.aspx?query=feb+23+ingushetia Police vehicle attacked in Ingushetia, two officers wounded] ]

*February 26 - Rebel sources claimed 3 police officers were killed and more injured in an ambush near the village of Zhani-Vedeno, Chechnya. [ [http://kavkaz.tv/russ/content/2008/02/27/56633.shtml ВИЛАЙЯТ НОХЧИЙЧОЬ. Близ Жанни-Ведено уничтожено 3 кафира] ]

*February 27 - One local FSB officer was wounded in a blast in Ingushetia's Sunzhensky district, Russian media reported. [ [http://www.interfax.ru/e/B/politics/28.html?id_issue=11977497 Security officer wounded in blast in Ingushetia - investigators] ] Russian newspaper Itar Tass claimed a "major terrorist attack", aimed at civilians, has been prevented in Kizlyar, Dagestan and that two terrorist suspects have been detained. [ [http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=12418087&PageNum=0 Major terrorist attack prevented in Dagestan’s town of Kizlyar] ]

*February 28 - Two males and a pregnant woman were killed in a counter-terrorist operation in the suburb of Nazran, Ingushetia. Security forces assure that the killed were militants who offered armed resistance, but their family and neighbours said no armed resistance was given and the victims weren't militants. The bodies were returned to their relatives next month without their internal organs. [ [http://eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/engnews/id/1210653.html Relatives of the persons killed in special operation in Ingushetia receive their bodies without internals] ]

March

*March 1 - Alkavkaz claimed two soldiers were killed and three wounded, after a military vehicle was blown up by militants in Chechnya's Nozhay-Yurt district. [ [http://caucasus.wordpress.com/2008/03/01/2-kuffar-killed-3-wounded-kamaz-destroyed-in-nozhay-yurt-district-by-amir-muhammads-unit/ 2 Kuffar Killed, 3 Wounded, Kamaz Destroyed in Nozhay-Yurt District by emir Muhammad’s Unit] ]
*March 2 - Two bombings hit a police convoy in Khasavyurt, Dagestan, injuring one officer and one passerby. Initially, police said people had been killed in the blast, but the spokesman says there were only two injured. [ [http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2008/03/03/020.html 2 Blasts Rattle Dagestan] ]

*March 5 - Rebel sources claimed one soldier was killed and four wounded, after rebels detonated an IED on a BTR armored personnel carrier in Chechnya's Nozhay-Yurt region. [ [http://www.kavkazcenter.com/russ/content/2008/03/05/56792.shtml ВИЛАЙЯТ НОХЧИЙЧОЬ. На юге Ичкерии подорван БТР] ] [ [http://www.alkavkaz.com/haber/haber_detay.php?haber_id=369 YASİR DEN BAHAR MÜJDESİ] ]

*March 6 - A detained suspect wounded a high-ranking policeman while attempting to escape from investigation prison in Ingushetia, Russian media reported. The suspect then blew himself up with a grenade. [ [http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=12454706&PageNum=0 Suspected Ingush terrorist explodes himself in foiled escape] ]

*March 7 - The head of the North Ossetian Interor Ministry’s UBOP (Organized Crime Squad) Mark Metsayev was assassinated in the capital Vladikavkaz. Investigators established that his car was rammed and was then shot dead by three gunmen who fled the scene. [ [http://www.interfax.com/3/372765/news.aspx N. Ossetian organized crime department police chief's murder likely job-related - investigators] ] The ossetian Jamaat "Kataib al-Khoul" claimed responsibility for the assassination. [ [http://www.kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2008/03/10/9398.shtml Kataib al-Hawl: "We have eliminated a sadist"] ] Two police officers were wounded, after militants opened fire near the administration building in the village of Ekazhevo in Ingushetia. [ [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080307/100949476.html Two police officers injured in gun attack in south Russia] ] A police officer was wounded in Grozny, Chechnya, after unknown gunmen opened fire. [ [http://www.interfax.com/3/372446/news.aspx Police officer wounded in Grozny (Part II)] ]
*March 8 - According to Kavkazcenter Russian media reported a UAZ police vehicle was hit by an explosive, with no casualties, in Makhachkala, Dagestan. [ [http://www.kavkaz.org.uk/russ/content/2008/03/09/56873.shtml ВИЛАЙЯТ ДАГЕСТАН. В Шамилькале подорвана автомашина с муртадами] ]
*March 9 - A Russian soldier was killed, after militants opened fire on a military vehicle in Troitskaya village (Sunzha district) of Ingushetia. [ [http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=12460499&PageNum=0 Contract serviceman dies in Ingushetia village] ] Two civilians were injured during a militant attack on a police patrol post in the village of Khasanya, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russian Media reported. [ [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chechnya-sl/message/54726 TWO CIVILIANS INJURED IN MILITANT ATTACK IN KABARDINO-BALKARIA] ] One of the civilians died in the hospital days later. [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374028 Chechnya Weekly from the Jamestown Foundation ] ]
*March 10 - Militants attacked a military post in the village Troitskaya, Ingushetia, with no casualties from either side interfax reported. [ [http://www.interfax.com/search.aspx?query=Gunmen+attack+military+post+in+Ingushetia+ Gunmen attack military post in Ingushetia] ] [ [http://ingushetiya.ru/news/13593.html В Троицкой обстрелян пост военных] ] According to Kavkazcenter Russian media reported another UAZ police vehicle was hit by an explosive, without casualties, in Makchachkala, Dagestan. [ [http://www.kavkaz.org.uk/russ/content/2008/03/12/56937.shtml ВИЛАЙЯТ ДАГЕСТАН. В Шамилькале взорван УАЗ с муртадами] ]
*March 11 - A soldier was injured by a mine blast in Chechnya's Shalinsky District. [ [http://www.livechechnya.org/eng.archiv/12.03.08.htm Information Bulletin № 1242] ] Alkavkaz claimed three soldiers were killed and four wounded during fighting Chechnya's Shalinsky District. [ [http://www.alkavkaz.com/haber/haber_detay.php?haber_id=376 ÇEÇENİSTAN ISINMAYA BAŞLADI] ] At least one soldier was injured in Shali according to Livechechnya. [ [http://www.livechechnya.org/english.htm Information Bulletin № 1242: Serviceman wounded in Shali] ] Alkavkaz claimed two soldiers were killed and two wounded, after militants bombed a Ural truck in Chechnya's Kurchaloy district. [ [http://www.alkavkaz.com/haber/haber_detay.php?haber_id=374 ÇEÇENİSTAN ISINMAYA BAŞLADI] ] The bombing was confirmed by the authorities, but no casualties were reported. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1209596.html Мощность бомбы, взорванной в столице Дагестана, составила 1,2 кг тротила] ]

*March 12 - An Ingush resident was killed during a counter-terrorist operation in the village of Troitskaya, Ingushetia. The local FSB claimed the militant blew himself up to avoid being captured. [ [http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=12470738&PageNum=0 Militant killed in Ingushetia planned terrorist act - FSB] ] According to regnum.ru as well as Kavkazky Uzel, the resident by the name of Rustam Mutsolgov wasn't a militant and was shot dead without armed resistance. [ [http://www.regnum.ru/news/970987.html Убитого накануне "террориста" похоронили (Ингушетия)] ] [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374027 Zyazikov Dismisses His Cabinet] ] Ingushetiya.ru refuted the official report as well and reported the family of the 21 year old are convinced that he was innocent. [ [http://ingushetiya.ru/news/13615.html Убийство Рустама Муцольгова вызвало возмущение по всей Ингушетии] ] An Ingush civilian died of his wounds obtained a week ago, after coming under fire by police officers, allegedly for ignoring a stop signal. [ [http://ingushetiya.ru/news/13604.html Скончался житель Назрани, раненый неделю назад сотрудниками ГИБДД] ]

*March 13 - A police officer was wounded by unknown gunmen in Kabardino-Balkaria, the Caucasus Knot reported. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1209764.html В Кабардино-Балкарии в перестрелке с боевиками ранен милиционер] ] Alkavkaz claimed a Russian military convoy was ambushed near Tsentoroy, Chechnya, killing many soldiers. [ [http://www.alkavkaz.com/haber/haber_detay.php?haber_id=377 HER YERDE OPERASYON VAR] ]

*March 14 - Up to six guerrillas and at least two Russian MVD servicemen died during an operation in Dagestan's Buynaksk district, law enforcement authorities reported. Three are other servicemen were reported wounded. [ [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23524363/ 3 Russian servicemen die in clashes in turbulent regions] ] [ [http://newsru.com/russia/14mar2008/dag.html Спецоперация в Дагастане: убиты шесть боевиков, погибли два сотрудника МВД] ] Rebels confirmed the deaths of 5 guerrillas and claimed six soldiers were killed and four wounded. [ [http://www.kavkazcenter.com/russ/content/2008/03/16/57021.shtml ВИЛАЙЯТ ДАГЕСТАН. Амир Абдул-Гафур жив] ] [ [http://caucasus.wordpress.com/2008/03/23/dagestan-jihad-gives-birth-to-heroes Dagestan: Jihad Gives Birth to Heroes] ] In two separate incidents, one FSB officer was killed and two others were wounded by militants in Ingushetia, and a police lieutenant was fatally shot in his car in Ingushetia by a gunman. [ [http://newsru.com/russia/14mar2008/ingushet.html В Ингушетии убит сотрудник ФСБ, еще двое ранены] ] [ [http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gP3QGWhObYoXXEq7u2AsRagkVaRAD8VDCD6O0 10 Killed in Russia's Caucasus Region] ] Chechnya's First Deputy Interior Minister Nikolai Simakov claimed police killed 19 insurgents and arrested 78 since 2008. [ [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080313/101247548.html Over 100 militants 'neutralized' in Chechnya in 2008 - official] ]

*March 15 - Alkavkaz claimed three soldiers were killed, when guerrillas attacked a Russian BTR in Chechnya's Vedenodistrict. [ [http://www.alkavkaz.com/haber/haber_detay.php?haber_id=378 VEDENO DAHA DA GÜÇLENDİ] ]

*March 16 - Rebel websites confirmed the deaths of three guerrillas killed during fighting in Chechnya's Vedeno district. [ [http://caucasus.wordpress.com/2008/03/20/3-mujahideen-martyred-in-vedeno-sector/ 3 Mujahideen Martyred in Vedeno Sector] ] A UAZ vehicle with 5 OMOM members was damaged by a roadbomb in Kabardino-Balkaria, reportedly no casualties. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1210059.html В Кабардино-Балкарии произошел взрыв у дороги в селении Аушигер] ]

*March 17 - Reports came out that an assassination attempt on Putin and Medvedev had been foiled on March 2. A sniper, allegedly a Tajik national, was arrested with a sniper rifle inside an apartment that oversaw Putin and Medvedev on the day of the presidential elections in Russia. The FSB refutes these reports. [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/03/15/wputin115.xml Vladimir Putin assassination attempt 'foiled' - Telegraph ] ] [ [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=535048&in_page_id=1770 Russian 'Jackal accused of planning to assassinate Putin and Medvedev'] ] KavkazCenter had published an article on March 7 that they had information from inside the Chechnya's government that the FSB planned to assassinate Medvedev to keep Putin in power, and they described Medvedev would be assassinated by sniper fire. [ [http://www.kavkazcenter.com/russ/content/2008/03/07/56823.shtml Дмитрия Медведева убьет снайпер] ] The former chairman of the state farm in Mutsalaul, Dagestan was assassinated in Khasavyurt, Dagestan. A Russian armored personal carrier was attacked with a roadside bomb in Grozny, Chechnya, reportedly with no casualties. [ [http://www.livechechnya.org/english.htm Information Bulletin № 1246] ] Another roadside bomb went off in Kabardino-Balkaria, reportedly nobody suffered.

*March 18 - Chechen government human rights defenders asked President Ramzan Kadyrov to initiate an investigation into the activities of the ill-famed ORB-2 police unit in 2006-7 and bring its former head, Akhmed Khasambekov, to justice. [http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/ASAZ-7D3FA6?OpenDocument Chechnya - The week in brief: 17 - 24 Mar 2008] ]

*March 19 - At least 5 law-enforcement officers, at least three rebels and at least two civilians were killed in a raid on an administration building in Chechnya's Urus-Martan district, during which rebels held the village of Alkhazurovo for hours. Rebels reported that a group of 70 rebel fighters had entered Alkhazurovo and that no fewer than 13 policemen had been killed in the ensuing battle, with 7-10 policemen wounded and several taken prisoner. Police confirmed the deaths of four policemen and an employee of the military prosecutor's office, as well as three more wounded. Both sides blamed each other for the civilian casualties. Two large military bases were present 6 and 7 kilometers away from the scene, but no backup had arrived. [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374044 At Least 10 People Reportedly Killed in Chechen Village Battle] ] [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374088 Chechen Rebels Step Up Operations] ] [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374081 The Alkhazurovo Operation: Are Chechnya's Rebels on the Rebound?] ] A roadside bomb damaged two Russian armoured personnel carriers and wounded two soldiers in Ingushetia. [ [http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/20/chechnya Nine killed in Chechnya gunfight] ]

*March 20 - 2 police officers were shot overnight in Moscow. Police returned fire, wounding the assailant, who was subsequently detained while the other assailant escaped. One of the men was a resident of Nalchik, and may have been a member of an "organized crime group", Ria Novosti reported. [ [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080320/101764672.html Two police officers shot overnight in Moscow] ] A police car was blown-up in Ingushetia, one officer was wounded. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1210151.html В Ингушетии подорвали милицейский автомобиль] ] A police officer was wounded, when a police car was fired at in Kabardino-Balkaria. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1210363.html В столичном кафе Кабардино-Балкарии ранен человек] ] The European Court of Human Rights condemned Russia for the disappearance of two Chechen brothers, Lom-Ali and Umar-Ali Aziyev, in Grozny in September 2000.

*March 21 - A car with 5 police officers was fired at in Grozny, Chechnya, wounding one officer. [ [http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=12500603&PageNum=0 Police car fired at in Grozny, one policeman wounded] ] A bomb exploded at a police checkpoint in Ingushetia, reportedly nobody was hurt. [ [http://www.reuters.com/article/europeCrisis/idUSL21344457 Blast hits checkpoint in southern Russia - TASS] ] Russian ministry reported 61 Russian troops were killed in 2008 [ [http://www.interfax.com/search.aspx?query=Ministry%3A+61+Russian+troops+killed+in+2008 Ministry: 61 Russian troops killed in 2008] ] An official was wounded by a grenade blast in Dagestan's derbentskeyeo district. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1210296.html В Дагестане совершено покушение на жизнь главы сельской администрации] ] Ilyas Shurpayev, Russia's First Channel correspondent in Dagestan, and Gadzhi Abashilov, head of the local TV station GTRK Dagestan, whose names had allegedly been put on a blacklist of journalists by a Dagestani weekly newspaper, were killed in Moscow and Makhachkala, respectively.

*March 23 - Guerrillas in Chechnya opened fire on a FSB Mi-8 helicopter, which was damaged and reportedly made an emergency landing. [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374124 Attacks Reported in Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan] ] . A police officer was injured and a local killed during a skirmish with rebels in Urus-Martan, Chechnya. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1210362.html В Чечне боевики ранили милиционера и местного жителя] ] Alkavkaz claimed 2 federals were killed and others wounded by a road-bomb in Chechnya's Shali district. [ [http://www.alkavkaz.com/haber/haber_detay.php?haber_id=386 DİRENİŞ BÜYÜK YÜKSELİŞTE] ]

*March 24 - At least two police officers were killed in Chechnya's Kurchaloyevsky District and at least one police officer was killed and another wounded, when gunmen attacked a police vehicle in Khasav-yurt, Dagestan. [ [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080325/102118045.html Three police killed, one injured in attacks in south Russia] ] Kavkaz Center claimed three officers were killed and more wounded in the attack in Chechnya and that two officers were killed in the attack in Dagestan and two others heavily wounded. [ [http://www.kavkaz.tv/russ/content/2008/03/25/57232.shtml ВИЛАЙЯТ ДАГЕСТАН. Уничтожено и ранено 4 членов банды «РУБОП» во главе с садистом по кличке «Саид»] ] [ [http://www.kavkaz.tv/russ/content/2008/03/25/57242.shtml ВИЛАЙЯТ НОХЧИЙЧОЬ. Близ Курчалоя и Аллероя уничтожено 5 муртадов] ] At least four people including at least two police officers were injured, when a car bomb detonated near a bank in the city of Nazran, Ingushetia. Reportedly the police officers were seriously wounded. [ [http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/03/24/russia.explosion/ Russian republic rocked by car bomb] ] Kavkaz Center claimed all four victims were police officers. [ [http://www.kavkaz.tv/russ/content/2008/03/24/57219.shtml ВИЛАЙЯТ Г1АЛГ1АЙЧЕ. Мощный взрыв произошел в Назрани] ] A resident, Khazbulat Sharipov aged 19, was shot dead by Kadyrovtsy officers near Grozny, Chechnya, allegedly for offering armed resistance during a passport check. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1210430.html В Чечне убит предполагаемый боевик] ] Rebels claimed four officers were killed and more wounded during an ambush in a village in Chechnya's Nozhay-Yurt district. [ [http://caucasus.wordpress.com/2008/03/24/4-kuffar-killed-in-nozhay-yurt-district-by-amir-ayyubs-unit/ 4 Kuffar Killed in Nozhay-Yurt District by Amir Ayyub’s Unit] ] [ [http://www.kavkaz.tv/russ/content/2008/03/24/57220.shtml ВИЛАЙЯТ НОХЧИЙЧОЬ. Бой в Ножай-Юртовском районе Ичкерии] ] Two MVD officers were seriously injured because of rockfall in Chechnya's Shatoi district. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1210474.html В Чечне от камнепада пострадали два милиционера] ]

*March 25 - Two Ossetian police officers were injured on the border with Ingushetia, after rebels opened fire. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1210510.html В Северной Осетии ранены двое милиционеров] ]

*March 26 - Alkavkaz claimed 3 servicemen were killed and more wounded, when guerrillas blew up a Russian BTR near Vedeno. [ [http://www.alkavkaz.com/haber/haber_detay.php?haber_id=390 3 Kuffar Killed, BTR Destroyed Near Benoy-Vedeno by Amir Uthman’s Unit] ]

*March 27 - Three alleged guerrillas have been killed in the town of Dagestanskiye Ogni, East Dagestan, Russian media reported.

*March 31 - A senior lieutenant was wounded, when militants fired at a group of officers and soldiers in Ulus-Kert, Shatoi, Chechnya. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1211156.html На юге Чечне милиция ищет боевиков] ] An explosive device was thrown in the house of the deputy-minister of culture of Ingushetia in a possible assassination attempt, but nobody was hurt. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1211000.html В Ингушетии у дома замминистра культуры республики прогремел взрыв] ]

April

*April 1 - Three military officers have been injured in Chechnya, after an armored vehicle explosion, Interfax reported. [ [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chechnya-sl/message/54804 Armored vehicle hits landmine in Chechnya leaving three in] ] A civilian was killed, when an IED missed a bus of police guards in Makhachkala, Dagestan. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1211155.html Взорвавшаяся в Махачкале бомба была начинена поражающими элементами] ] A Russian contract soldier was shot dead by one of his colleagues, which was reported to be an accident. [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1212671.html В Чечне случайно застрелился милиционер] ]

*April 2 - Two high ranking officers were wounded in Ingushetia, in what was said to be an accident. [http://www.livechechnya.org/Archiv/12_04_08.htm Информационный выпуск № 1264] ]

*April 3 - Rebels held the village of Yandi-Kotar, in Chechnya's Urus-Martan district, for several hours, a resident told Kavkazy-Uzel, conducting a search operation for police staff in people's homes. A Vedeno policeman reported that infrequently rebels set up checkpoints to kill those who show police ID as one of their new tactics.

*April 5 - Three Russian servicemen were wounded, when militants fired on a military police convoy in Ingushetia's Sunzhensky district. [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374091 Ingushetia: APC Collides with a Civilian Car, Again] ]

*April 6 - A local resident was severely injured, when his car was hit by an armored personnel carrier, with about 200 angry rresidents preventing the APC from leaving until police had arrived. Since 2002, there have been five accidents involving armored military vehicles and civilian transport in Ingushetia, in which civilians have been killed or seriously injured.

*April 7 - Two IED exploded in Ingushetia, in which one police-car was destroyed, but nobody was hurt. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1211512.html В Ингушетии взорван милицейский автомобиль] ]

*April 8 - One officer was wounded in the head and back, when a police station in Grozny came under fire by militants armed with automatic weapons, Ria Novosti reported. [ [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080408/104003632.html Police station attacked in Chechen capital] ] [ [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chechnya-sl/message/54836 Interfax: "Police officers" attacked in Ingushetia, Chechnya] ] A car owned by a local police officer was blown up in Malgobek, Ingushetia. There were no casualties, interfax reported. [ [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chechnya-sl/message/54836 Police officers attacked in Ingushetia, Chechnya] ]

*April 9 - A police officer was heavily injured, when a car bomb detonated his vehicle in Nazran, Ingushetia.

*April 10 - A police officer died of a gunshot wound in Gudermes, Chechnya. It's said to be accidental. [http://www.livechechnya.org/Archiv/15_04_08.htm Информационный выпуск № 1266] ] The Chechen Interior Minister Ruslan Alkhanov claimed that During the first three months of 2008, 22 militants were killed and more than 100 arrested in Chechnya. [ [http://www.interfax.com/3/383348/news.aspx Three militant groups destroyed in Chechnya so far in 2008 - InteriorMinistry] ]

*April 11 - A police officer was killed and several more wounded, when their car came under fire by militants in Sagopshi, Ingushetia.

*April 13 - A top judge, Khasan Yandiyev, deputy head of Ingushetia's Supreme Court, was assassinated in Karabulak, Ingushetia. Yandiyev had chaired trials of both Islamic rebels and corrupt officials. [ [http://uk.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUKL1372651520080413 Top judge shot dead in southern Russia] ] A Dagestani militant leader, Ismail Yangizbiyev, was killed in Khasavyurt, Dagestan. [ [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080413/104939841.html Militant leader killed in Daghestan special operation] ] Two police officers died in a frontal crash with another vehicle, severely injuring two other persons, in Gudermes, Chechnya. [ [http://www.livechechnya.org/eng.archiv/14.04.08.htm Two militaries killed in Gudermes] ]

*April 14 - A home-made grenade was thrown in the house of a police captain in Khasavyurt, Dagestan, but nobody was hurt. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1212139.html В Дагестане во двор милиционера брошена граната] ]

*April 15 - A military vehicle carrying 4 special forces members was ambushed in Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria, but reportedly nobody was injured. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1212341.html В Кабардино-Балкарии обстреляна машина милиционеров, жертв нет] ]

*April 16 - One Russian soldier was killed and another "gravely" wounded, when an IED exploded a gas pipe in Grozny, Chechnya. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1212353.html В Чечне при теракте на газопроводе погиб военнослужащий, еще один ранен] ] Nine officers from a special purpose police unit have been injured, when militants raided an OMON base in Karabulak, Ingushetia. A local resident, allegedly one of the participants, was detained. Many police vehicles were damaged in the raid and at least one of the wounded is said to be in "grave condition". [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374112 Gunmen in Ingushetia Target Police, Kill Supreme Court Deputy Chairman] ] [ [http://www.ingushetiya.ru/news/13994.html Подробности вооруженного нападение на базу ОМОНа МВД РИ и мобильного отряда МВД РФ в Карабулаке] ]

*April 18 - The chief of the police in Chechnya's Sunzhensky District, Ali Gaytamurov was found shot dead in Assinovskaya, Ingushetia, after he was abducted on April 17. In the same night the administration building of Assinovskaya was set on fire and burned down. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1212632.html МВД Чечни установило убийц капитана милиции Гайдамурова] ] An explosive device blew up in the home of the mayor of Nazran, Ingushetia, Beyali Oozdoeva in a possible assassination attempt, but nobody was hurt. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1212604.html Во дворе мэра Назрани найдена взорвавшаяся бомба] ]

*April 19 - A Senior Lieutenant of the Chechen MVD died of a gunshot wound to the stomach in Grozny, which he was reported to have inflicted on himself by accident. At least one soldier was injured, when a group of soldiers was fired at on the border of North-Ossetia and Ingushetia. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1212713.html На границе Северной Осетии и Ингушетии обстреляна группа военных] ]

*April 20 - A Russian deputy commander of the Osnaz Internal Troops, Eugene Dzhandarov, was killed and a soldier heavily wounded during a skirmish in the village of Eshelkhatoy, in Chechnya's Vedeno District. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1212764.html В Чечне в боестолкновении погиб офицер федеральных сил] ] [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1213078.html Убитый на юге Чечни российский офицер был уроженцем Томской области] ] Two young girls were shot dead, according to Chechnya's human rights ombudsman Nurdi Nukhazhiev, when someone fired on the car, in which the representative of the Chechen human rights ombudsman in the Vedeno district, Khasambek Zubairaev, was driving. The gunfire reportedly killed Zubairaev's two nieces, aged 5 and 8, and wounded his brother and sister. Nukhaziev alleged that forces of Sulim Yamadayev's Vostok Spetsnaz battalion carried out the attack. No details about the shooting incident or who may have been responsible for it were provided by law-enforcement or other relevant government agencies. [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374122 Sulim Yamadaev Denounces Kadyrov] ]

*April 21 - Rebels reported of a large-scale raid by rebel forces in several villages in the Urus-Martan and Achkhoi-Martan districts of Chechnya. According to their data the forces were numbered around 400-500, that 23 Kadyrovtsy officers were killed, 15 captured and many buildings and vehicles destroyed. According to Russian officials only the administration building of one of the villages was set on fire. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1212760.html В Чечне сожжено здание администрации Бамута] ] No other sources reported of any raid, but the Jamestown Foundation reported that a raid might have occurred, albeit with much smaller numbers. [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374147 Rebel Restructuring Revitalizes Insurgency] ] One Internal Troops soldier was wounded by a roadside bomb in Grozny, Chechnya's MVD reported. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1212869.html В Чечне на фугасе подорвался военнослужащий] ] A female resident was lightly injured, when rebels attack a checkpoint in Ingushetia the MVD reported, [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1212849.html В Ингушетии при обстреле блокпоста ранена женщина] ] while according to local inhabitants rebels were not involved and the firing came from police officers. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1212892.html Cиловики в Насыр-Корте стреляли по жилым домам, утверждают жители Ингушетии] ] Two police vehicles were damaged by gunfire in Khasavyurt, Dagestan, but nobody was hurt according to local officials. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1212757.html В Дагестане обстреляны два УАЗа с милиционерами] ]

*April 22 - An Mi-8 helicopter of the FSB was heavily damaged by gunfire and made a successful emergency landing in the Achkhoi-Martan district of Chechnya, Law-Enforcement agencies reported. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1212959.html В Чечне боевики обстреляли военный вертолет МИ-8] ] Two military vehicles of the Russian MVD were hit by a roadside bomb in Avtury, Chechnya, with no casualties according to the MVD. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1212960.html В Чечне совершен теракт против милиционеров] ] One officer was wounded, when a grenade was thrown from a vehicle in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1212901.html В Дагестане совершено покушение на работников милиции] ]

*April 23 - At least two FSB colleagues were heavily injured, according to the Ria news agency, when their car was fired at by militants in the settlement of Surkhakhi in the Nazran region of Ingushetia. The site Ingushetiya.ru reported instead that 3 colleagues were killed and one was heavily wounded. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1212990.html В Ингушетии неизвестные обстреляли автомашину с сотрудниками ФСБ] ]

*April 24 - Two soldiers were wounded, of which at least one heavily, by an explosive device at a checkpoint near Nazran, Ingushetia. According to Ingushetiya.ru a military vehicle was damaged during the explosion. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1213054.html В Ингушетии при взрыве на блокпосту ранены двое военнослужащих] ] [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1213065.html Военные, раненые взрывом в Ингушетии, следовали в составе колонны] ]

*April 25 - One person was killed and two police officers were wounded during three attacks from a single vehicle in Nazran, Ingushetia. The killed person was the brother of a deputy officer who was supposedly the target of the shootings, the Ingush MVD reported. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1213100.html В Ингушетии обстрелян автомобиль депутата, погиб его брат] ] [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1213133.html Милицейские посты в Ингушетии могли обстрелять из одной машины] ]

*April 26 - A Dagestani guard was gravely wounded and lost both his legs by an explosive device, which was wired on a bridge over the river Aktash in Khasavyurt, Dagestan. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1213324.html В Дагестане охранник подорвался на мосту] ]

*April 27 - According to the Russian Joint Group of Forces in the North Caucasus, 32 insurgents and 17 federal troops were killed in 2008. [ [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080520/107844091.html Over 30 militants killed in Chechnya since start of year] . RIA Novosti. May 20 2008.]

*April 29 - Two rebel fighters were killed in Chechnya's Vedeno district, according to local military officials. The rebels were allegedly involved in the April 20 shooting, in which by some reports two girls died. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1213805.html В Чечне убиты двое боевиков] ] A wounded rebel was detained, after being hurt while trying to plant a mine in Chechnya's Vedeno district according to Chechnya's MVD. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1213776.html В Веденском районе Чечни задержан раненый боевик] ] A Russian contract soldier was injured, when militants fired at a group of soldiers in South-Eastern Chechnya, Chechnya's MVD reported. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1213818.html В Чечне при обстреле военной комендатуры ранен военнослужащий] ]

May

*May 1 - An Internal Troops servicemen was injured by sniper-fire in Ingushetia's Nazran district, Interfax reported. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1213867.html В Ингушетии неизвестные ранили военнослужащего] ]

*May 2 - At least one soldier and an officer were killed and another officer wounded during a clash in Urus-Martan Chechnya, in which participated an estimated 30 rebels, Federal officials reported. The officers were of the Kadyrov patrol regiment. An estimated four rebels were wounded as traces of blood were later found on the forest tracks. The rebel-linked website Kavkaz Center however, claimed that at least nine law enforcement officers were killed in a gunfight that lasted for four hours. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1214147.html МВД: в боестолкновении на юге Чечни участвовали около 30 боевиков] ] [ [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080503/ap_on_re_eu/russia_chechnya_1 Rebels, troops clash in Chechnya; 2 government forces killed] ] One officer was wounded by gunfire in Nazran, Ingushetia, Interfax reported. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1214098.html В Ингушетии ранен милиционер патрульно-постовой службы] ]

*May 3 - Two colleagues of the non-departmental protection were wounded by militants in Nalchik, the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria, according to law-enforcement agencies. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1214117.html В Нальчике неизвестными ранены два сотрудника вневедомственной охраны] ] Local residents reported of an explosion in the cossack village Troitskaya in Ingushetia. In this populated area the regiment the Defense Ministry is stationed, but no reports have been made by officials. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1214224.html Жители Ингушетии сообщают о взрывах в станице Троицкой] ]

*May 4 - The commander of a detachment of Kadyrov's patrol service regiment was assassinated near his home in the Vedeno region of Chechnya, Itar Tass reported. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1214228.html В Чечне убит сотрудник милиции] ] A contract soldier was killed, when his car fell down a cliff in the Shamilskogo region of Dagestan. The cause was said to be rockfall. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1214266.html В Дагестане автомобиль с военнослужащим упал в пропасть] ] The house of a former Federal officer was fired at by a grenade launcher in Ingushetia, but nobody was hurt according to police reports. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1214220.html В Ингушетии из гранатомета обстрелян частный дом] ]

*May 5 - Five police officers were killed and two others heavily wounded by a roadside bomb in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. The officers were working on security ahead of the inauguration of Russia's president Dmitry Medvedev. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1214273.html В Чечне при взрыве фугаса погибли пятеро милиционеров] ] [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1214279.html В столице Чечни ищут убийц милиционеров] ] In a separate incident, another officer was killed in Grozny, after unidentified assailants opened fire on two police trucks, carrying eight officers. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1214281.html В пригороде столицы Чечни обстреляны милиционеры] ] [ [http://www.newkerala.com/one.php?action=fullnews&id=56590 5 cops killed, 2 others injured in Chechnya] ] A mass grave with seven bodies was discovered in Gudermes, Chechnya, officials reported. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1214436.html На окраине Гудермеса в Чечне обнаружены останки еще одного человека] ] One soldier was wounded by a mine-blast in Chechnya's Vedeno district, officials reported. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1214381.html В Чечне взрывом мины ранен военнослужащий] ] At least one serviceman was wounded in Nazran, Ingushetia by militant fire. Another attack in Ingushetia occurred but the MVD did not report of the incident and casualties are unknown. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1214317.html В Ингушетии неизвестные обстреляли колонну военнослужащих] ]

*May 6 - One soldier was killed and 14 others heavily wounded, when their Ural vehicle overturned In Ingushetia's Nazran district. The official cause was reported to be a human error. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1214379.html В Ингушетии перевернулся армейский грузовик, погиб военнослужащий] ] A woman was injured during an attack on the officer the for the "administration of the Federal Service for control drug trafficking" in Ingushetia's Nazran region. [ [http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1214476.html В Ингушетии неизвестные обстреляли автомобиль офицера УФСКН] ] A skirmish between Russian servicemen and up to 15 guerrillas occurred in Komsomol, Chechnya. Chechnya's MVD reported there were no victims. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1214581.html В Чечне произошло боестолкновение между военными и боевиками] ]

*May 7 - The motor vehicle of a police officer was blown up by an explosive device in Nazran, Ingushetia. There are no victims. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1214616.html В Ингушетии взорвана машина сотрудника ФСБ, пострадавших нет] ]

*May 8 - A resident was killed during a special operation in Kantyshevo, Ingushetia. MVD forces alleged the resident was a rebel who refused to surrender. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1214665.html В Ингушетии в ходе спецоперации убит боевик] ] His relatives, however, are convinced that the victim was unarmed and had no affiliation with armed groups. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1214996.html Родственники убитого в Ингушетии Иссы Арсаева утверждают, что он не был террористом] ] Human rights group Memorial agreed on this, also with help from eyewitness accounts. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1216117.html Очевидцы: убитый в Ингушетии Арсаев не сопротивлялся силовикам] ] A group of militiamen were ambushed by guerrilla's in balakhani, Dagestan. According to federal sources nobody suffered. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1214904.html В Дагестане разыскиваются напавшие на милиционеров боевики] ]

*May 10 - Two residents were killed and another wounded during a special operation in Troitskaya, Ingushetia. The opposition Ingushetiya.ru website quoted Troitskaya residents as saying that the two were killed as they were getting out of a sauna and had not offered armed resistance, as officials claimed. [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374176 Ingushetia: Attacks Continue, as do Charges of Official Lawlessness] ]

*May 11 - A police officer was shot dead and another injured in a drive-by shooting at a police post near the village of Dzhemikent in Dagestan's Derbentsky district. [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374178 No Let Up in Violence in Dagestan] ]

*May 12 - One soldier was injured, when guerrillas attacked a checkpoint in Shelkovskiy, Chechnya. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1215638.html В Чечне неизвестные напали на блокпост] ]

*May 13 - A couple and their landlord were killed during the special operation in Nazran, Ingushetia. Acoording to local prosecutors police had cordoned off a house following reports that a guerrilla and his wife had been renting a basement there. The militants refused to surrender and shot their landlord before being killed, when police returned fire. An opposition website in Ingushetia claimed the woman was killed by gunfire from security forces.

*May 14 - Three policemen were killed near Nazran, Ingushetia, after their patrol vehicle had been ambushed on a highway. One of the victims was the head of the local traffic police department.

*May 15 - Two MVD officers were killed and one police officer heavily wounded during an ambush on their vehicle in Gubden, karabudakhkentskogo region, Dagestan. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1216135.html В Дагестане убиты два милиционера] ] A police checkpoint was ambushed in the Sunsha region of Chechnya, but reportedly there were no casualties. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1216089.html В Чечне расследуют обстрел КПП на границе с Ингушетией] ]

*May 17 - A roadside bomb hit a police vehicle in Khasavyurt, Dagestan, but reportedly nobody was injured. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1216620.html В Дагестане совершено покушение на сотрудника ГИБДД] ]

*May 18 - Three soldiers, including a commander and deputy commander, were injured during a skirmish with an estimated 15 guerrillas in Tangi, Chechnya.. [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1216798.html В Чечне неизвестные обстреляли здание УВД, ранен один человек] ] One official was wounded, when guerrillas attacked a police base.

*May 19 - An ex- MVD officer was injured by an explosive device in Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1216994.html Теракт в Кабардино-Балкарии мог быть направлен против бывшего сотрудника МВД] ]

*May 20 - Two MVD officers Pyatigorsk were injured, when their vehicle was fired at by gunmen. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1217116.html В Ингушетии при обстреле ранены двое сотрудников ДПС] ] Gunmen attacked the house of a Chechen official, but reportedly nobody suffered. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1217174.html В Грозном неизвестные напали на дом сотрудника УФМС Чечни] ] According to the commander of the Combined Group of Forces in the North Caucasus, Major General Nikolai Sivak stated that 17 Russian servicemen had been killed so far in 2008, an increase compared to last year. He also claimed that 32 guerrillas had been killed. [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374192 Russian Commander: Chechen Rebels Supported by Local Population] ]

*May 21 - A soldier of the Dagestani SOBR was killed along with a guerrilla who refused to surrender, after militants had surrounded his apartment in Makhachkala, Dagestan. One additional officer was wounded. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1217208.html В Дагестане завершилась спецоперация: убит боевик, погиб сотрудник СОБРа] ] One gunmen was killed and an MVD officer wounded in the Nadterechniy district of Chechnya. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1217172.html В Чечне убит местный житель, ранивший милиционера] ] A high-ranking military official was gravely wounded by small arms fire in Grozny, Chechnya. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1217232.html В столице Чечни ищут боевика, ранившего российского офицера] ]

*May 22 - In Dagestan a school principal was assassinated on the school's parking lot in full view of his students. [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374195 North Caucasus Weekly Volume 9, Issue 20 (May 22, 2008)] ]

*May 23 - Two Interior Ministry troops were wounded by an explosive device in the Sunzhensky district of Ingushetia. [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?issue_id=4507 Attacks Reported in Ingushetia, Dagestan and Kabardino-Balkaria] ] A group of guerrillas attacked a military post in Nazran, Ingushetia. Reportedly nobody was injured.

*May 24 - An UBOP officer and a guard were shot dead in the village of Dugulubgei, Kabardino-Balkaria. A guerrilla commander by the name of Abu Isupkhadzhiev was killed, when he blew himself with a hand grenade to avoid being captured, after being surrounded by militants in the village of Valerik, Achkhoi-Martan district, Chechnya. Russian forces clashed with a group of nine gunmen, near the town of Gandalbos, Ingushetia, close by another clash occurred with another group of militants numbering about 30, but no casualties are reported. A 17-year old schoolboy was injured, when a vehicle was shot at carrying several schoolboys. Authorities blame federal soldiers for the shooting, but opposition website ingushetiya.ru quoted eyewitnesses who are convinced the shooting was done by Ingush militias. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1217738.html В результате обстрела автомобиля в Ингушетии ранен школьник] ]

*May 25 - A high ranking officer, Colonel Akhmedudin Absaludinov, was assassinated in Makhachkala, Dagestan. [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374203 Attacks Reported in Ingushetia, Dagestan and Kabardino-Balkaria] ]

*May 26 - An explosive device planted under a car belonging to a top official from Dagestan’s Finance Ministry went off in Makhachkala, Dagestan. According to a police source, the explosion seriously damaged the car, but no one was injured in the attack.

*May 28 - A senior lieutenant was severely wounded by a gunshot wound to the chest in Achkhoy-Martan, Chechnya, which was said to be self-inflicted. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1218492.html В Чечне офицер случайно выстрелил в себя] ]

*May 29 - Three Russian servicemen were killed and one wounded, when gunmen opened fire on their vehicle near the village of Verkhnie Achaluki in Ingushetia. One contract soldier was heavily injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Komsomol, Chechnya. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1218648.html В Чечне при взрыве фугаса ранен российский военнослужащий] ]

*May 30 - A former deputy in Ingushetia’s parliament and a cousin of the republic’s ex-president Ruslan Aushev was heavily injured by gunshots in Ingushetia. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1218646.html В Ингушетии тяжело ранен брат Руслана Аушева] ] Yevloev was a world champion free-style wrestler and member of the Union of Rightist Forces (SPS) who supported Ingushetia’s current president, Murat Zyazikov, the republic’s controversial presidential election in 2002, in which Zyazikov defeated Ruslan Aushev amid widespread charges of fraud. [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374224 Politicians Shot in Ingushetia and Karachaevo-Cherkessia] ] A gunman attacked police officers in Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria. Reportedly nobody suffered. The gunman was reportedly arrested the next day. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1219137.html В Кабардино-Балкарии задержан преступник, обстрелявший милиционеров] ]

*May 31 - One gunman was killed and an MVD officer injured during a skirmish in Karabulak, Ingushetia. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1218976.html В Ингушетии бывший омоновец открыл огонь по сотрудникам милиции] ] Guerrillas attacked MVD soldiers of battalion "South" occurred in the Vedeno district of Chechnya. Reportedly there were no casualties. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1219117.html В Чечне боевики обстреляли военнослужащих Внутренних войск] ]

June

*June 1 - A deputy in the parliament of Karachaevo-Cherkessia, Murat Akbaev, was assassinated in the republic’s capital, Cherkessk. A well known trainer in the sport of wrestling was found murdered near Nalchik Kabardino-Balkaria. Relatives are convinced that Felix Khubiev was abducted on May 8 by FBS personnel. His remains showed signs of torture. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1219096.html В Кабардино-Балкарии убит спортсмен Феликс Хубиев] ] An alleged rebel was killed in Grozny, Chechnya, after refusing to surrender. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1219138.html В Чечне в перестрелке убит боевик] ]

*June 2 - A police officer was killed, after an estimated 4 to 5 fighters attacked a checkpoint near Malgobek, Ingushetia. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1219320.html В Ингушетии скончался милиционер, раненый при обстреле блокпоста] ] Police officers were injured, when fighters attacked them near the village of Kantyshevo, Ingushetia. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1219399.html В Ингушетии обстрелян пост милиции, есть раненые] ] A Russian soldier was heavily wounded by a mine-blast in Yandy, Chechnya. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1219323.html На юге-западе Чечни ранен военнослужащий Минобороны] ] Guerrillas attacked a checkpoint in the village of Kiri, in the Sharoyskiy region of Chechnya. Reportedly there were no casualties. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1219537.html В Чечне неизвестные обстреляли КПП милиции] ]

*June 3 - An Mi-8 helicopter carrying 12 soldiers was shot at and heavily damaged in the Vedeno district of Chechnya. One contract soldier was wounded. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1219517.html В Чечне идут поиски боевиков, обстрелявших вертолет Ми-8] ] One fighter was killed, and two police officers heavily wounded during a special operation in Yandare, Ingushetia. Another fighter was delayed, the local MVD reported. [ [http://www.ingushetiya.ru/news/14470.html Операция в селе Яндаре завершена, убит один человек, второй захвачен. Ранены двое сотрудников милиции] ]

*June 5 - One person was killed and two others heavily wounded, when their vehicle came under fire in the Urus-Martan region of Chechnya. Officials suspect rebels of carrying out the attack, having assumed that the residents were police officers. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1220437.html В обстреле автомашины на юго-западе Чечни подозревают боевиков] ]

*June 6 - An explosion ripped apart a car carrying a district police chief in Chechnya, gunmen then shot at the burning vehicle killing the police chief and wounding 2 others. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1220797.html В Чечне скончался раненный начальник ГИБДД Сунженского района] ]

*June 7 - Russian special forces killed 3 rebels during a shootout with rebels in Khasavyurt, Dagestan. [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374239 Soldiers, Rebels Killed in Khasavyurt Shootouts] ] One of the rebels was a 15 year old wrestling champion named Movsar Shaipov. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1221076.html Убитый в Дагестане боевик оказался чемпионом по борьбе] ]

*June 8 - The head of the anti-organized crime directorate (UBOP) of Ingushetia’s Interior Ministry, Bembulat Bogolov, was shot to death in Nazran. [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?issue_id=4522 Five Rebels Killed in Ingushetia; Opposition Postpones Protest] ] One soldier was killed and another seriously wounded, when gunmen attacked the group near a rail terminal in the town of Khasavyurt, west of Daghestan's capital Makhachkala. A skirmish occurred near Vedeno, Chechyna, between soldiers and 3 fighters, but reportedly nobody was injured on the federal side. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1220902.html В Чечне произошло боестолкновение] ] The next day officers delayed a wounded fighter linked to the skirmish. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1221061.html На юге Чечни задержан раненный боевик] ]

*June 9 - A bomb exploded in a café frequented by police in Chechnya seriously injuring 5 policemen and 2 bystanders. The café is located not far from the base of a Chechen Interior Ministry OMON special unit. [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374237 Chechnya Bombings: Zapad Revenge against the OMON?] ] One soldier was killed and another wounded, when guerrillas fired on a military train. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1221036.html В Дагестане неизвестные обстреляли воинский эшелон] ] Gunmen shot and killed a senior lieutenant of the police in the city of Nazran, Ingushetia. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1221016.html В Ингушетии убит офицер УБОП] ] One soldier was injured by a gunman in Tyrnyauze, Kabardino-Balkaria. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1221077.html В Кабардино-Балкарии ранен милиционер] ] A bomb exploded in Nazran near the home of Magomed Khazbiev, the head of the organizing committee for the Ingush national protest, but nobody was hurt.

*June 11 - Russian special forces killed five people, including one woman, in an operation against insurgents in the southern region of Ingushetia police reported. Unknown fighters attempted to blow up soldiers of the OMON special unit in Chechnya's Shali district, but reportedly nobody was hurt. The Jamestown Foundation notes that this attack, and the June 9 café bombing might be carried out by the Federal Zapad battalion as an act of revenge.

*June 13 - A large group of 25-60 rebels led by "Amir Aslanbek" launched raids against Chechen police and Kadyrovtsy in the eastern village of Benoi,Chechnya. According to Kavkaz Center 12 Kadyrovtsy were killed in the raid, 19 wounded and 13 officers were captured for intelligence purposes and later released as well as loads of weapons and ammo taken from police officers houses and 15 houses belonging to police officers were burnt down. [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?issue_id=4531 Chechen Rebels Carry Out a Series of Attacks] ]

*June 14 - Two alleged rebels, including one female, were killed during a special police operation in the village of Bairamaul in Dagestan’s Khasavyurt district. [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?issue_id=4531 Chechen Rebels Carry Out a Series of Attacks] ] A blast in Makhachkala, Dagestan, killed a resident, after it went off near an administrative buildings. The victim was a jogger believed to have inadvertently triggered the bomb. [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?issue_id=4531 Chechen Rebels Carry Out a Series of Attacks] ]

*June 15 - One ROVD officer was killed and another wounded, when their vehicle was fired at in Ingushetia's Sunzha district. In an earlier attack on a police vehicle none of the targets was seriously hurt but a local resident was killed during the skirmish. [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?issue_id=4531 Chechen Rebels Carry Out a Series of Attacks] ] At least one UBOP officer was wounded by militants in Grozny's Zavodsky district. A passerby was reportedly killed, RIA Novosti reported that two officers were wounded in the attack. [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?issue_id=4531 Chechen Rebels Carry Out a Series of Attacks] ] One police officer was was wounded during a skirmish with militants near the village of Agishbatoy of the Vedenskogo region of Chechnya. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1222636.html В Чечне ищут напавших на милиционеров боевиков] ]

*June 16 - Three FSB border guards were killed and five wounded, when militants attacked an FSB automobile column in the village of Chishki in Chechnya's Groznensky district, which was traveling to Vladikavkaz. The three slain border guards were reported as Captain Vladimir Karasev of Ryazan Oblast, Senior Lieutenant Yevgeny Klyukin of Saransk in the Republic of Mordovia and Junior Sergeant Pyotr Bravok of Bryansk Oblast. The rebel website Kavkaz Center claimed the attack was a "final examination for young mujahideen". [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374253 Chechen Rebels Carry Out a Series of Attacks] ] A police officer was heavily wounded in the Vedeno region of Chechnya by an explosive device. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1222918.html В Чечне на фугасе подорвался сотрудник милиции] ] A Nazranovskogo ROVD officer and his relative were wounded by militants in Nazran Ingushetia. In an earlier attack on officers in Nazran one officer received light injuries. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1222717.html В Ингушетии в результате обстрела ранен сотрудник назрановского ГОВД] ] Fighters destroyed a BMP-vehicle In the village of Bamut in the Achkhoy-Martanovskogo region of Chechnya. Reportedly no officers suffered in the attack, but a local bystander received light injuries. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1222899.html В Чечне ищут боевиков, подбивших БМП] ]

*June 17 - An ROVD officer was severely wounded, when fighters attacked police officers at a bus stop near the ROVD building of Karabulak, Ingushetia. [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374255 Attacks Reported in Ingushetia and Dagestan] ]

*June 19 - One officer of the patrol- point-duty service and a local resident were killed during an attack on a checkpoint in the village of Soviet, Dagestan. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1223836.html В Дагестане при обстреле поста милиции погибли два человека] ]

*June 20 - Two attacks on police officers occurred in the town of Khasavyurt and in the Sergokalinskiy region of Dagestan. Reportedly nobody was hurt in either of the attacks. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1223992.html В Дагестане совершено два нападения на сотрудников милиции] ]

*June 21 - Three MVD officers were wounded and one rebel reportedly killed during a skirmish between MVD officers and a group of an estimated ten rebels in the populated area of Makhkety, Chechnya. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1224100.html В Чечне в перестрелке с боевиками ранены два военнослужащих] ] [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1224109.html В Чечне совершены два нападения на сотрудников силовых органов] ] A roadside bomb hit near a ural truck with Russian soldiers in the Gubdenskiy region of Dagestan. Reportedly nobody suffered from the explosion. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1224085.html В Дагестане совершено нападение на солдат внутренних войск] ] One and a half-hour later, militants attacked the vehicle with officers of the patrol- point-duty service in the town of Dagestanskiye Ogni, Dagestan. Again reportedly nobody was injured. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1224097.html В Дагестане неизвестные обстреляли патрульный автомобиль ДПС] ]

*June 22 - Four federal officers and two civilians were injured, when militants fired an apartment building in the city of Tyrnyauz, Kabardino-Balkaria. [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374272 Six Wounded in Kabardino-Balkaria Attack] ] One MVD serviceman from Adygea was killed, when armed fighters from inside a vehicle fired upon a column of five motor vehicles containing servicemen from Adygea, in the village of Mekenskaya, Chechnya. [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374271 Kadyrov Calls for a Joint Military Operation Against the Rebels] ] [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1224109.html В Чечне совершены два нападения на сотрудников силовых органов] ] Five minutes later one FSB officer was wounded, when fighters attacked FSB officers in the village of Petropavlovsk, in the suburb of Grozny, Chechnya. [ [http://kavkaz-uzel.ru/newstext/news/id/1224109.html В Чечне совершены два нападения на сотрудников силовых органов] ]

*June 23 - Three rebels were reportedly killed in the village of Makhkety in the Vedeno district of Chechnya according to the FSB. [ [http://www.jamestown.org/chechnya_weekly/article.php?articleid=2374271 Kadyrov Calls for a Joint Military Operation Against the Rebels] ]

July

*July 2 - Kavkazcenter.com reported that an ambush on a Russian military vehicle killed 2 Russian troops and wounded 5 others. No casualties were incurred by the rebels. About 15 minutes, after the first attack the rebels opened fire on a patrol of local Chechen security forces. The Chechen security forces reported that 2 Chechen police officers were seriously wounded.Fact|date=July 2008

*July 5 - Russian security forces reported 1 police officer was killed and 5 were wounded in operations by rebels against their forces in the republics of Dagestan and Ingushetia. 1 officer was killed while another was wounded by grenade fire in Ingushetia, 1 officer was wounded by gunfire in Ingushetia and Dagestan's Interior Ministry reported 3 policemen were wounded, when a bomb went off near their vehicle in the town of Khasavyurt, Dagestan. Russia, Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia have seen a huge up tick of attacks by rebels, which the United Nations report attributes to high unemployment, rebel propaganda, mass arrest and disappearance of civilians and human rights violations by Russian military and their allied forces in the Caucasus.Fact|date=July 2008

*July 6 - A seven-hour shootout between Russian soldiers and suspected rebels holed up in a house in the republic of Ingushetia left two dead on each side, the Russian Interior Ministry reported.Fact|date=July 2008

*July 8 - A Russian policeman was killed and another was wounded in a gunfight with suspected rebels in the center of the Chechen capital Grozny, police said. Three policemen were shot and killed early on Tuesday in Baksan, a small town in Russia's North Caucasus region of Kabardino-Balkaria, news agency Interfax said quoting local law enforcement.

*July 9 - 15 rebels killed 3 men linked to the security forces in the dusty village of Muzhichy, which nestles in the foothills of the Caucasus mountains in southern Ingushetia, next to Chechnya.Fact|date=July 2008

*July 12 - 1 Chechen security official died and other 2 others Chechen troops were wounded by an IED set off near their military convoy in the village of Belgatoi, Chechnya. Also another serviceman was injured in an explosion by a booby-trap in the forest, near the village of Khatun, the Vedeno district. [ [http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=12864141&PageNum=0 Itar-Tass ] ]

*July 13 - Rebels killed two policemen as they guarded a scientific research station in a remote village in the Caucasus mountains of Kabardino-Balkaria. [ [http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L13405160.htm Reuters AlertNet - Gunmen kill 2 policemen in Russia's north Caucasus ] ]

*July 14 - Sources in Chechen President Kadyrov's inner circle reported that the brother of Chechen Rebel leader Dokka Umarov, Ahmad Umarov, escaped from President Ramzan Kadyrov's prison, after turning himself in 2 years ago under an amensty deal. A massive manhunt was launched in the villages and forest near the prison escape. So far whereabouts of Ahmad Umarov are unknown though one theory is he is going to join the rebels and his brother. Also 2 police officers were injured, when rebels attacked them in a drive-by shooting in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Chechnya, a police source reported. [ [http://kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2008/07/12/9986.shtml Amir Dokka sends Kadyrov a note and two cartridges - Kavkazcenter.com ] ] [ [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080714/113882431.html RIA Novosti - Russia - Two police officers injured in drive-by shooting in Chechnya ] ]

*July 15 - 9 Russian soldiers were killed and 4 injured by an explosion in an ammunition depot in the southern Chechnya. Rebels in Ingushetia killed Akhmet Murazbekov former police chief of a small village in Ingushetia near the capital Magas. Also in Dagestan Russian Police killed 1 rebel who threw a grenade at their checkpoint. [ [http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080715/wl_afp/russiachechnyamilitaryblast_080715182238 Blast kills nine in Russian soldiers in Chechnya: report - Yahoo! News ] ]

*July 16 - A policeman was killed and 4 policemen were injured in the blast and a shootout in Chechnya, a source in the Chechen law enforcement reported. [ [http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=12873296&PageNum=0 Itar-Tass ] ]

*July 20 - 3 Chechen police officers guarding an Interior Ministry trailer were killed by rebels. [ [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080721/ap_on_re_eu/russia_chechnya_1 Attackers kill 3 policemen in Chechnya - Yahoo! News ] ]

*July 21 - Rebels armed with heavy machine guns and grenade launchers attacked a convoy of Interior Ministry troops in the Nazran region of Ingushetia, injuring five soldiers, police investigators reported. [http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/1010/42/369056.htm]

*July 24 - Rebels fired a rocket propelled grenade at the house of Malgobek criminal investigations department chief, Isa Korigov, in Ingushetia. Nobody was injured in the initial attack but, when police officers approached an IED went off severely wounding 7 police officers, including Isa Korigov. [ [http://www.interfax.com/3/413427/news.aspx Interfax: General and business news from Russia, CIS, Central Europe and China ] ]

*July 28 - Rebels killed a Russian soldier in the southwest near the town of Suji where heavy fighting took place. [ [http://www.nasdaq.com/aspxcontent/NewsStory.aspx?cpath=20080728%5cACQDJON200807281209DOWJONESDJONLINE000433.htm&&mypage=newsheadlines&title=Chechen%20Police:%20Russian%20Soldier%20Killed%20In%20Chechnya%20-%20Report Chechen Police: Russian Soldier Killed In Chechnya - Report ] ]

*July 30 - Rebels killed a Russian Interior Troop and three others were injured in a clash with a group of gunmen in Chechnya. Also a car bomb exploded outside the regional police headquarters in Ingushetia, killing at least two police officers. [ [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080730/ap_on_re_eu/russia_restive_south_1 Car bombing in Russian republic kills 2 police - Yahoo! News ] ]

August

*August 1 - In the Republic of Ingushetia, a soldier for the Russian Interior Ministry was killed and another wounded during a raid on a house, in which a gun battle ensued. [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080801/115391573.html]
*August 2 - One police officer was killed and another wounded, when their patrol car came under attack nearby the city of Nazran, Ingushetia. [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080802/115528098.html]
*August 13 - A car with FSB personal was attacked, whilst travelling on a Federal Highway in the Gudermessky District of Chechnya. The attackers, wielding automatic weapons, fired from a moving car in oncoming traffic. One agent was wounded in the attack. [ [http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=12956474&PageNum=0] ]
*August 15 - 2 police officers were killed and a further two wounded in separate attacks in Chechnya. Both attacks were perpetrated with small arms. [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080816/116083596.html]
*August 19 - 2 Russian soldiers were killed and another injured in a gunfight and IED attack by Chechen rebels in the village of Niki-Khita, southeast of Grozny. [ [http://www.nasdaq.com/aspxcontent/NewsStory.aspx?cpath=20080819%5cACQDJON200808190604DOWJONESDJONLINE000120.htm&&mypage=newsheadlines&title=Two%20Russian%20Soldiers%20Killed,%20One%20Injured%20In%20Chechnya%20-Reports Two Russian Soldiers Killed, One Injured In Chechnya -Reports] ]
*August 22 - A pickup truck hauling fireworks and escorted by a police vehicle came under attack on a Federal Highway in Ingushetia. The passenger of the truck was killed and several others, including the police officers in the accompanying vehicle, were injured, when the gunfire caused the fireworks to explode. Elsewhere in Ingushetia, explosions were reported in the village of Malgobek, but without casualty. [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080823/116235571.html]
*August 24 - A Russian armored vehicle was stuck by explosives and gunfire, while on patrol near the village of Agishty in Chechnya. Two officers were killed and a further two were wounded in the attack. In a separate incident, the household of an upper parliamentary chamber member for Ingushetia came under fire from unknown gunmen. This attack resulted in no injuries. [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080824/wl_nm/russia_chechnya_attack_dc_2]
*August 25 - One police officer was killed and another wounded, when three men riding in a car opened fire on the policemen with pistols, after being stopped for a routine document check in Urus-Martan, Chechnya. [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080825/116249552.html]
*August 29 - A Russian Interior Ministry officer was killed in Grozny, when an unknown gunman shot him in the back. [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080829/116364970.html]
*August 30 - One Russian soldier was killed and 11 were wounded, when two suicide bombers rammed a jeep packed with explosives into a Russian military camp in Vedeno completely destroying it. Another Russian soldier died in a IED attack in the village of Serzhen-Yurt during patrols. Also two senior Russian officers were killed and 6 were seriously wounded in an ambush on their convoy. [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080830/wl_nm/russia_chechnya_bombs_dc_2] Two more Russian police officers were shot dead at a checkpoint in Kabardino-Balkaria, when unknown assailants opened fire with automatic weapons from a forested area. [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080831/116419582.html]

September

*September 1 - Two police officers were killed and another wounded, when militants opened fire on a police station early in the morning in the village of Achaluki, Ingushetia. [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080901/116425979.html]
*September 3 - Two police officers were wounded, while on patrol in central Dagestan near the village of Karamakhy, when their police vehicle came under attack from unknown assailants. [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080903/116508625.html]
*September 4 - Five rebels were killed in Khasavyurt, Dagestan when the former brick factory they were hiding in was raided by agents from the Russian Federal Security Service. Two agents were wounded and one civilian was killed in the operation. [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080904/116557651.html]
*September 7 - In Ingushetia a Russian military field engineer was wounded by gunfire from an unknown attacker. Also 6 rebels were killed and 2 police officers were wounded in a shootout with police in Nazran, Ingushetia. [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080907/116603123.html] [http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=13047538&PageNum=0]
*September 8 - In Dagestan Abdul Madzhid along with 2 rebels were killed along with 10 Russian special commandos in a firefight in southern Dagestan. 3 Russian troops were killed in a gunfight with rebels in Dagestan during an operation targeting rebels in the mountains. [http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L8173675.htm] Elsewhere in Dagestan, 3 rebels were killed when Russian troops tried to stop their vehicle at a checkpoint. According to the Interior Ministry one of the dead was Ilgar Malachiyev, a suspected separatist leader. [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080908/116607104.html] 2 more Dagestani police officers were killed in an unidentified location when their vehicle was ambushed by unknown assailants. In Chechnya, 7 police officers were wounded after an IED exploded near their convoy. [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080909/116630710.html]
*September 9 - 2 Chechen policemen were severely wounded when a roadside bomb went off near their vehicle in Benoi. [http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=13052488&PageNum=0]
*September 10 - Rebels killed the cousin of Ingushetian President Murat Zyazikov in Nazran and rebels also killed 2 Dagestani policemen drive-by shooting. [http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LA366225.htm]
*September 13 - Two policemen were killed when an unknown assailant opened fire on them before fleeing. [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080913/116756927.html]
*September 15 - Ingush police commandos raided a house in Nazran, Ingushetia causing a gunfight that left 4 commandos killed, 8 wounded and 2 rebels killed. [http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=13071988&PageNum=0]
*September 16 - In the Ingush village of Verkhniye Achaluki, Russian security forces launched an attack on rebels leaving 4 Russian troops and 3 rebels dead. [http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LG496467.htm] A 10 kilogram explosive device was destroyed with a controlled explosion in the Dagestani capital of Makhachkala. [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080916/116824326.html]
*September 17 - 10 rebels and 1 FSB agent were killed in a gunbattle in southern Dagestan. [ http://www.dw-world.de/dw/function/0,,12215_cid_3650271,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf]
*September 18 - In Grozny, Chechnya one member of the Zapad Battalion was killed and a further two injured when their vehicle was attacked by small arms fire. Rebels in Makhachkala, Dagestan seriously wounded five Russian police officers when they launched an overnight attack on a police outpost. [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080918/116910199.html]
*September 19 - Renat Ismailov, a militant on the Russian federal wanted list, was killed during a shootout with police in the Dagestani capital of Makhachkala. [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080919/116948752.html]
*September 23 - 3 bodies were discovered riddled with machine gun bullets in Nazran, Ingushetia. Also in Nazran, 2 Russian Interior Ministry were wounded in a rocket propelled grenade attack. Elsewhere in Ingushetia, a senior Interior Ministry official's car was attacked by an IED, but he was not in the car and the driver was unharmed. Across the border in the Chechen capital of Grozny, one Interior Ministry serviceman was injured when his patrol came under small arms and rocket propelled grenade fire from unknown assailants. Additionally in Grozny, a car bomb was disarmed by FSB agents before it could be detonated. [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080923/117036964.html]
*September 30 - A car bomb targeted Ingushetia Interior Minister Medov in an assassination attempt. Medov was unhurt but 2 bodyguards were wounded. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7643882.stm]

October

*October 10 - 2 Russian Interior soldiers were seriously wounded after an explosive device went off near their truck carrying them on a road in Malgobek,Ingushetia. [http://www.interfax.com/3/435420/news.aspx

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