Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov said he was ready to pay ten million rubles ($326,000) for true information about the location of militants who attacked his home village in late August.
Militant leaders Aslambek Vadalov and Zaurbek Avdorkhanov are suspected of organizing an attack on Chechnya's village of Tsentoroi, the first in six years. A total of 12 militants and five police officers were killed in the clashes, while 17 police and seven civilians were injured.
"I officially state that I will pay ten million rubles for true information about each of those militant leaders," Kadyrov said.
He called on citizens to report to police stations, saying that fighting extremism was "the duty of every Muslim."
Russia's North Caucasus republics, in particular Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia, have seen frequent attacks on police and officials despite the end of a decade-long special regime for counterterrorism operations in Chechnya last year.
MOSCOW, September 3 (RIA Novosti)