Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Russia: Anti-terror Regime In Kabardino-Balkaria After Tourist Attack

Posted by Info on 20/02/2011

On Friday, unknown assailants opened fire on a van carrying tourists from Moscow who headed for the Elbrus mountain area, the famous ski resort in Kabardino-Balkaria. Three people, including a woman, were killed and two others were injured.

Also late on Friday, a cableway on Mount Elbrus was hit by an explosion
, but no one was injured, local police said. The blast occurred between the Stary Krugozor and Mir stations. Some 30 out of 45 cable cars were damaged.

One day later – thus yesterday police defused three bombs found in a car at the foot of Mount Cheget, another ski resort in the republic.

“It has been decided to impose a counter-terrorism regime from 10:00 a.m. Moscow time today- on Sunday in the Elbrus area and part of the Baksan district to prevent subversive and terrorist acts that may cause the death of people … and to look for members of illegal armed formations complicit in carrying out terrorist attacks in the republic.”

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