‘IS militants’ launch attacks in Chechnya; five killed
[DAWN] Armed assailants injured several coppers in attacks in three locations in the Russian republic of Chechnya on Monday, as the bully boy Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group grabbed credit.

Russia’s Investigative Committee said it had launched probes into three separate attacks against police, including a failed suicide kaboom.

In the first attack on Monday morning, two men entered the district police department in the town of Shali and maimed a pair of coppers with knives, Sherlocks said in a statement.

The two assailants were rubbed out, Chechnya’s interior ministry said.

In the village of Mesker-Yurt north of Shali, a man with a backpack attempted a suicide kaboom near a police post but "coppers and civilians were not harmed by the blast", the Investigative Committee said.

The third incident occurred on the outskirts of the Chechen capital Grozny, where a man attempted to run over a traffic policeman in his car and subsequently hit two more officers as he was chased.

"The criminals were neutralised," the Investigative Committee said.

IS grabbed credit for the attacks, the SITE monitoring group reported, citing the jihadists’ main propaganda agency Amaq.

"Fighters from the Islamic State attacked Chechen coppers and elements in Grozny and Shali in Mesker-Yurt," Amaq said, according to SITE.

Chechnya’s strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who was visiting Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
on Monday, said Death Eater propaganda that "confuses the young men" was to blame for the assaults.

He said the attacks were staged on Monday to "darken" the festivities ahead of Tuesday, when Moslems begin to celebrate the Eidul Azha holiday.

Posted by: Fred 2018-08-22