Ingush terrorists admit suicide bomber targeted wrong victims
The leaders of the Ingushetia wing of the North Caucasus insurgency have admitted that the
terrorist fighter who blew himself up at a funeral on August 19 for a police officer killed the previous day did not realize that the police who went to the funeral were not the members of the Malgobek police whom he was supposed to kill.
In a statement posted on the insurgency website, the commanders explained that the aim of the suicide bombing was to kill Malgobek police chief Mukhazhir Yevloyev, whom they called "one of the worst enemies of Allah."
That admission corroborates the Ingushetian claim that Ilez Korigov was killed in order to lure Yevloyev to his funeral. But the statement also disclosed that Korigov had been the handler of Khadjimurad Gatagazhev, whom they called "a secret agent of the infidels' special services."
terrorist insurgent leadership claimed to have executed Gatagazhev on August 12. He gunned down outside his home by four masked men.
What the suicide bomber did not know was that the entire Malgobek police detachment had been sent out to hunt for the vehicle in which Korigov's killer made his getaway, and the officers who showed up at his funeral were members of a border police detachment of which Korigov's uncle Lamazan Korigov was a deputy commander.
terrorist insurgent leaders emphasized that the main target of the suicide bombing was Yevloyev, and the bomber had orders not to proceed with the operation if Yevloyev did not show up at the funeral. They speculated that the bomber mistook Ensign Khizir Fargiyev for Yevloyev.
Fargiyev seemingly recognized the bomber from a federal "wanted" list and intercepted him before he could approach the main body of mourners, according to his brother and fellow police officer Salambek Fargiyev, who survived the attack.
Apparently, Khizir Fargiyev greeted the bomber, walked up and embraced him; at that moment, the bomber set off his explosives.
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