Law enforcement agencies detained three involved in the attack on Pskov paratroopers in 2000
The FSB and the Ministry of Internal Affairs detained three members of Basayev's gang in the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, suspected of attacking Pskov paratroopers in 2000. This was reported in press service TFR.
Anzor Batyrov, Aslanbek Kazanchev and Taimuraz Nakusov were detained on suspicion of armed rebellion, participation in a gang and encroachment on the lives of servicemen (Article 279, Part 2 of Article 209, Article 317 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The court sent them to a pre-trial detention center, in the future they will be charged.
The detention was carried out by the FSB of Russia, the FSB department for the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic and the department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the North Caucasus Federal District. The press service of the ICR specified that they were detained in the cities of Baksan and Chegem, as well as in the village of Nartan. According to the authorities, they were part of the Kabardian Jamaat (an Islamic terrorist organization that operated in the region from the second half of the 1990s to the mid-2000s).
“The investigation establishes the role and specific actions of these persons during the attack, and also checks their involvement in the commission of other crimes not related to the criminal case under investigation,” the press service added.
On February 29, 2000, near the village of Ulus-Kert in the Shatoi region in Chechnya, servicemen of the 6th company of the 104th regiment of the 76th Pskov Airborne Division were attacked by gang members under the general leadership of Basayev and Khattab. As a result, 84 servicemen were killed and four more were wounded.