Mujahedeen Attack in Grozny
According to local sources, early this morning a small unit from the Chechen mujahedeen attacked the so-called “parliamentary” building of the puppet regime, in the Avtorkhanov district of Grozny, Chechnya.
There is no finalized data to explain exactly what happened yet, but preliminary reports give some insight into the attack.
At around 8:45am local time, four heavily armed Chechen mujahedeen in a car, followed staff members into the parliamentary compound. One of the mujahedeen blew himself up while three others gained access to the building. A fierce fire fight followed and lasted for about an hour.
Chief of the puppet Kadyrov’s armed gangsters, Edilov said that 4 puppet policemen were killed while 10 other policemen and 2 building guards were wounded during the attack. Some eyewitnesses confirmed that ambulances took 20-25 killed and wounded armed men from the scene. However, the Chechen mujahedeen became shaheed (insaAllah) during the lopsided fighting against the occupation forces and their collaborators.
After the attack, armored vehicles were stationed at the entrance to Grozny. The city is now sealed off and roadblocks have been placed around its perimeter. The peaceful residents of Grozny are staying in their homes as armored vehicles move throughout the streets of the city. The puppet authorities are still not letting journalists view the scene of the attack.
The attack was a surprise for the Russian federal interior minister, Rashid Nurgaliyev, who was in Chechnya to meet with the puppet authorities. When he woke up, he was suprised with news of the operation of the Chechen mujahedeen. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who is currently in Deauville, France, is talking about the normalization of Chechnya to French and German learders. However, news of the attack contradicted Medvedev in front of the Western leaders.
Alexei Malashenko, an expert at the Carnegie Centre in Moscow, said the attack was a huge blow to Kadyrov’s leadership. “It is a strike at Kadyrov,” he told The Moscow News. “He promised that he was able to put an end to the fighters. He has told Moscow so many times that he controls the situation, while people from the security forces say he cannot. This is a war. Almost every week we have some incident somewhere in the region” said Malashenko.
Laurence Lee, Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Moscow, said, “This does potentially signify change, it is not just an attack on the puppet Chechen leadership – but by proxy an attack on Moscow’s leadership”.
This attack is the second major operation of Chechen mujahedeen, which aspires to eliminate the puppet Kadyrov, in the last few months. In August of this year, they launched a special operation in the village of Tsentroi, which is Kadyrov’s birthplace.
*Text was written by Waynakh Online and edited by Michael Capobianco