A militant involved in numerous terrorist crimes was killed on Sunday in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAK) said.
Shamil Payzullayev, nicknamed “Abdusalam”, was killed in Reduktorniy village near to Dagestani capital of Makhachkala in one of an apartments blocked by police, when he was trying to put up armed resistance.
“[Payzullayev] assisted in a transportation of potential suicide bombers, who were intended to conduct a terrorist attack on 2011 new year’s night in Moscow,” the NAK statement said. “‘Abdusalam’ was also involved in a number of terrorist crimes, extortion, killings of civilians [imams, businessmen] and the military.”
He was also a leader of the so-“izberbashskaya” subversive and terrorist group, NAK said.
More that a decade after the end of a federal war against separatists in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, Russian security forces continue to fight militants in other regions in the area, who stage frequent attacks on security forces, police and civilians.