Russian security services don't confirm death of Chechen terrorist ringleader Doku Umarov
"We cannot confirm the death of Doku Umarov. We do not possess such information," a source from the Russian security services told Interfax on Thursday night.
Chechen republic head Ramzan Kadyrov said earlier that Chechen terrorist ringleader Doku Umarov was dead.
There is a recording of conversations between the so-called "emirs" of Kabarda and Dagestan, who said it was necessary to elect the so-called emir of the Caucasus Emirate because Doku Umarov was dead, he said.
According to Kadyrov, the Kabarda "emir" suggested the Dagestani ringleader for that position, and Dagestani militants insisted that a certain Vadalov born in Chechnya must become the "emir".
Voice of Russia, Interfax