Further to this post, Friday saw another suicide VBIED attack on a police checkpoint near the town of Nazran, Ingushetia. One civilian was killed, and four others were injured. Apparently the police fired upon the car as it approached the checkpoint, which might explain the low number of casualties resulting from the attack. On 17 August, a suicide VBIED struck a police station in Nazran, killing over 30. As with the previous incidents, it seems likely that Friday’s attack was also was carried out by the Riyad-us-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous) Martyrs’ Brigade.
On Saturday, a foot-borne bomber detonated himself in an apparent attempt to target a police foot patrol in the Chechen capital Grozny. Two policemen were injured in the subsequent explosion – the police may have been trying to arrest the man when he set off the device.
Meanwhile, the Russian government claims to have killed a militant involved in the plotting the 17 August attack in the Nazran police station and the 22 June attempted assassination of the Ingush president.