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Further developments occurred in the aftermath of the 28 March attack on a traffic post in Ingushetia, which was covered in last week’s Threatologist Eurasia.
As part of the Counterterrorist Operation (KTO) launched in response to the attack, law enforcement sources reported that they had discovered vehicles and an arms cache belonging to the suspected insurgents (Caucasian Knot, 4 April). The security services later reported that improvised explosive devices were found during searches of the homes of three relatives of the attackers, all of whom were detained (Caucasian Knot, 6 April).
Losses among security services reached three, with a further eight sustaining injuries (Caucasian Knot, 6 April). The body of a second suspected militant, identified as Movsar Kottoyev, was found near the scene of the KTO (Caucasian Knot, 5 April). A third man, Amir Bokov, reportedly surrendered to police, while three more militants remain wanted (Caucasian Knot, 7 April).
Caucasian Knot cited Amir Kolov and Sergey Goncharov, two former security service employees, as criticising the security services response in Ingushetia. They alleged that the fact that the militants managed to escape from both the initial attack site and the KTO pointed towards low levels of preparedness, as well as potentially intelligence gaps and a lack of vigilance (Caucasian Knot, 4 April).