Russian Security Council reports on terrorist rimes prevented in North Caucasus

Russian Security Council reports on terrorist rimes prevented in North Caucasus

Over 300 crimes of a terrorist nature were prevented in the North Caucasus by Russian special services and law enforcement agencies in 2012-2016, Russian Security Council Assistant Secretary Alexei Pavlov said.

"The security and law enforcement agencies prevented more than 300 crimes of a terrorist nature in time," Pavlov told journalists in an interview timed to the 25th anniversary of the Russian Security Council.

"More than 1200 gunmen, including 201 gang leaders, were killed in the course of special events and counterterrorist operations in the North Caucasus in the period from 2012 to 2016. More than 3,600 gang members were detained, 304 militants and their accomplices were persuaded to stop their illegal activities," Sputnik cited him as saying.

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