Chechen Jihad Update from Reuters, with thanks to Twostellas:
MOSCOW (Reuters) – A police detective and a former police officer were killed in night-time attacks on their homes near Russia’s Chechnya region, local media reported on Sunday.
A group of about 10 men raided the detective’s home, killed him and set fire to the property, Interfax news agency reported. They then moved on to the home of the retired officer. The dead men’s families were not hurt.
Moscow has been fighting a violent insurgency against its rule in Chechnya that has spilt over into other parts of the poor and mainly Muslim North Caucasus. Attacks on local police and other officials are frequent.