157 militants killed in North Caucasus in January-July 2013
157 militants were killed and 206 detained in 1,800 operations in the North Caucasus in January-July 2013, RIA Novosti cites Sergey Chenchik, Chief of the Main Directorate of the Interior Ministry in the North Caucasian Federal District.
126 terrorism-related crimes happened in the region, which is by 40% less than in January-July 2012.
23 of the militants killed and detained were leaders. The police found 43 militant bases. The militants organized 72 assaults and 54 blasts against the police.
Chenchik said that the regional police directorate had registered 441 crimes and solved 220 of them. The damage caused by the crimes totaled 8.8 billion rubles. The government arrested private property worth 17 million rubles to compensate the damage.