Patrushev reveals how much militants neutralized last year in NCFD
Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said that 64 militants had been neutralized in the North Caucasus last year.
Patrushev briefed the conference on the detention of 452 terrorist and extremist suspects in the North Caucasus. According to him, 64 militants had been neutralized in the area, and 285 members of armed gangs had been brought to justice and 37 terrorist cells quashed.
"Propagandists of radical Islam involved in destructive and subversive activities have been exposed and 44 of them brought to justice on criminal charges," TASS cited Patrushev as saying.
As a result of these and other measures the number of extremism-related crimes in the district reduced by 8% and terrorism-related crimes, from 17 to 8, the Russian Security Council Secretary added.