The intrepid mujahedin, targeting Russian workers repairing a damaged broadcast tower. “Militants Kill 7 Russian Workers In North Caucasus,” from RTTNews, May 13:
(RTTNews) – More than seven people have been killed in an attack by suspected Islamist insurgents in Russia’s restive North Caucasus region, local officials told media on Thursday.
Those killed in the ambush which took place 80 kilometers south of Makhachkala, capital of Russia’s Dagestan province, were carrying out repairs on a damaged broadcast mast when they were hit by a blast and a volley of gunfire.
Who damaged the broadcast mast? Were the workers targeted just because they were infidels, or because they were restoring a source of unapproved programming?
According to an official of the Dagestan unit of the federal security forces, police rushed to the scene and a shootout was currently on between security officials and the insurgents.
Lately, Islamist insurgency from Chechnya has spilled over into neighboring Dagestan and Ingushetia and the region had witnessed a series of terror strikes blamed on Islamist rebels fighting for an independent “Caucasian Emirate.”…