Ingushetia.org: 26DEC2008 Islam Akhmedovich Malsagov was abducted by unknown gunmen when he was returning from his work. The abductors were Slavic in appearance, some of them were wearing ski masks, and they were speaking Russian. If you have any information about the abductors or whereabouts of Islam please contact Ilyas Malsagov the oldest brother of Islam. His phone number is 7(903)487-0411.
Russian news agecy REGNUM had additional information: the abductors with the victim were moving in the direction of the North Ossetia.
RIA-Novosti: "NAZRAN, December 25 (RIA Novosti) - Twelve militants were killed during a special counterterrorism operation in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, a spokesman for the local police said on Thursday.
"Twelve members of illegal armed formations have been eliminated, 10 firearms and a batch of ammunition were confiscated," the spokesman said.
Ingushetia has seen an increase in fighting between federal forces and militants of late.
On Wednesday the Federal Security Service's (FSB) Ingushetia department announced it had launched a counterterrorist operation in the village of Alkun and the neighboring forest.
An FSB spokesman earlier said the operation was scheduled to end at 5 p.m. Moscow time (14:00 GMT) on Thursday"
Ingushetia.org: 25DEC2008 Two Ingush civilians Uruskhan Nalgiev and Bashir Chergizov were killed today when policemen opened fire at them. It will be most likely classified as a 'case of mistaken identity'.
"We know that European countries find observance of human rights as paramount priority and claim to be leaders in this area. However, by Murad Gasaev's extradition Spain breaks the rights of this person, since in Russia he can be subjected to prosecution," Magomed Mutsolgov, head of the ANCO "Mashr" and a member of the Board at the Russian Ombudsman, said in his interview to the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.
On December 14, it became known that Spain gave its consent on extradition to Russia of a Chechen native Murat Gasaev, who had been announced to international search by the authorities of the Russian Federation as a suspect of participating in terror acts in Ingushetia in 2004. He can be sent to Russia already in December.
In Magomed Mutsolgov's opinion, by doing so "Spain in fact sentences Gasaev, without having any proofs of his guilt, except for Russia's request and Russia's guarantees, and Russia's guarantees are not observed de facto in the future."
"Same as two years ago, I repeat today that if the Russian party can provide Spain with sufficient evidences of Gasaev's guilt, let him try in Spain. Gasaev shouldn't be given out to Russia!" Mr Mutsolgov has stated."
Preliminary reports said an unidentified person opened fire twice - at the entrance to a police building in Nazran - at around 9.45 a.m. (06:45 GMT).
"As a result a police officer and a civilian received gunshot wounds," the spokesman said adding that the victims were later hospitalized.
The crime scene has been cordoned off and an investigation is underway.
Ingushetia has seen an increase in fighting between federal forces and militants of late."
ROSBLAT: 10DEC2008 Ingush authorities are going to help Meskhetin Turks to return back to their motherland. The Turk population of Ingushetia is about 1,000 people some of the families wanted to go back to Georgia. The Turks also have their own national-cultural organization called "Akhiskha" in Ingushetia.
Notes: Meskhetin Turks is a tiny minority in Russia. As Ingush they were deported and their autonomy was dissolved durig the Stalin's reign of terror. In modern time Cossacks and Russians discriminate them based on their nationality. They are not allowed to live in Southern Russia, such areas as Krasnodar and Stavropol.
Ingushetia.org: 06DEC2008 Two Ingush nationals Magomed Aushev and Ramzan Uzhakhov were killed in the village of Barsuki by Russian special forces. Eyewitnesses reported that after surrounding the house by the special forces Magomed Aushev, a handicapped man and a father of two children, came out of the house and tried to stop the attackers. He was shot, while wounded the special forces approached him and finished him off with several bullets into the left side of his head.
Ingushetia.org: Magomed Aushev a handicapped man and a father of two.
Ingushetia.org: Ramzan Uzhakhov
On November 18, neo-Nazis again attacked minority students, though this time unsuccessfully. A student leader reportedly announced that the students would kill anyone who attacks them. However, attacks on individuals and threats against female students from the Caucasus continue in the city. The local authorities allegedly warned the students not to report the attacks to their parents, on pain of expulsion."
The assailants, who were driving a VAZ-2114 vehicle, fired shots at a group of police officers at the checkpoint, killing one of them.
"As the gunmen were making their getaway, they saw a Maiskoye district police inspector driving toward them, and killed him," the source said.
North Ossetia was the focus of international attention in September 2004, when terrorists seized Beslan's School No.1 killing 331 people including 186 children. The republic neighbors the troubled Chechnya, Ingushetia and Georgia, with which Russia fought a brief war in August.
Ingushetia has seen a marked increase in fighting between federal forces and militants of late. The Russia-based human rights group, the Moscow Helsinki Group, said in late September that the republic was on the verge of civil war as fighting between militants and authorities intensified. It also accused federal authorities of torture and abductions."
The 70-year-old assistant of the local mufti was shot after two attackers entered the grounds of the mosque in the village of Malgobek early in the morning, the regional Interior Ministry said.
The suspects fled and the motive was not known, police said.
In another Ingush village, Karabulak, police said two men firebombed a store selling liquor — an attack the Interior Ministry said may have been meant to enforce the assailants' perception of Muslim religious law. Some observers say such attacks are often the result of turf wars between rival businesses.
Ingushetia and other provinces in Russia's North Caucasus region continue to be plagued by violence years after the end of major fighting in the government's wars against mostly Muslim separatists in Chechnya."
Police in Chechnya said two Interior Ministry servicemen were seriously injured Sunday by a bomb placed on a forest path.
In neighboring Dagestan, the regional Interior Ministry said at least one police officer and one assailant were killed when gunmen opened fire at police in the regional capital Makhachkala on Sunday night, starting a gunbattle. The ITAR-Tass news agency, citing police, reported that three officers, one civilian passer-by and one attacker were killed."