Explosion in Ingushetia: Attack or Provocation?

This is an interesting development.

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Explosion in Ingushetia: Attack or Provocation?

 13.12.2018 from The Caucasus Times:

December 13, Caucasus Times. “An assault on the staff of the Rosgvard stationed in Ingushetia and the subsequent murder of two Ingush activists was a planned action aimed at discrediting the Ingush opposition,” people in Ingushetia are saying.

Yesterday, at the shopping center “Ark” in Nazran, there was an explosion near the place where the staff of the Rosguard were stationed. As a result of the explosion, two soldiers were injured. It is symbolic that the office of Ingush opposition figure Bagaudin Khautiev, who strongly opposed the agreement on the delimitation of the borders between Chechnya and Ingushetia, is located close to the epicenter of the explosion.

Some time after the explosion, security forces reported on the elimination of two people suspected of planning the explosion. They turned out to be residents of Ingushetia – Muslim Khashagulgov and Ilez Khaniyev. At the same time, as it turned out, Muslim was one of the activists of a youth movement that took an active part in various civil initiatives, as well as a relative of the opposition figure Bagaudin Khautiev, whose office was not far from the epicenter of the explosion.

Ingush civil organizations deny the possible connection of the murdered young men with the explosion and consider them victims of a planned provocation. The public and elders of Ingushetia declared a “mechka tazet” (republican mourning) for the young people who were killed last night.

According to human rights activist Magomed Mutsolgov, the fact that the explosion occurred near the office of activist Bagaudin Khautiev, who strongly opposed the agreement on the delimitation of borders between Chechnya and Ingushetia, raises many questions in this matter.

The head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, said that he had taken personal control of the incident, adviser to the head of the region Artem Pekhrist told the Interfax news agency. “The law enforcement authorities of Ingushetia informed Yevkurov about the incident near the shopping center in Nazran. The investigation of the incident is being conducted at the operational headquarters, which includes the heads of security agencies.

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