Militants, who attempted to attack Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov's native village of Tsentoroi, are eliminated.
Members of warlord Akhmed Avdorkhanov's band were identified among the 12 killed assailants. Avdorkhanov, close associate of terrorist leader Aslan Maskhadov, commanded the so-called eastern front of Ichkeria (the name that Chechen separatists gave to Chechnya). He was killed in 2005.
All the 12 assailants, who entered the village are dead, Kadyrov, who headed the elimination operation, said. Only those militants who were capturing the assault on video, but did not participate in the attack itself, have allegedly escaped, he added.
The assailants entered the village at 04.30 local time and fired several houses, and then policemen and officers from Kadyrov's guard went into combat with them.
Five civilians and two policemen have been killed in time of the attack on Tsentoroi.
Currently, the situation in the village is stable, Kadyrov said.
MOSCOW, August 29 (RIA Novosti)