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A National Antiterrorist Committee (NAK) special operation arrested Yulai Davletbayev, who was suspected of preparing terrorist attacks in Moscow. The suspect had been working as a taxi driver in the city, which enabled him to conduct surveillance of possible attack sites. He allegedly led a cell of terrorists affiliated with the Turkistan Islamic Party. He and his cell had trained and fought in the Afghan/Pakistan area since 2010 and recently returned to Russia to carry out attacks; they planned to return to Afghanistan after the attacks.
Security forces from outside Dagestan raided the bunker of Dagestan mayor Said Amirov and took him by helicopter to Moscow. The Federal Investigative Committee in Moscow said Amirov was arrested along with more than 10 accomplices, and that he is suspected of arranging the 2011 murder of one of the Committee's Dagestan investigators.
The Assad regime in Syria claimed to have received a first shipment of S-300 Russian missiles. Russia's Foreign Ministry said officials from Russia, the US, and the UN would meet on June 5 to try to pave the way for a Syrian peace conference. Special forces surrounded a militant hideout in Khasavyurt, Dagestan, and killed three suspected militants who refused to surrender; a woman and a child were allowed to leave the premises.
A female suicide bomber detonated in a car near a police building in the Dagestani capital of Makhachkala, killing herself and wounding at least 12 other people. Madina Alieva, the widow of two slain Islamist militants, blew herself up after being stopped by police for a document check about 100 meters from the regional police ministry, seriously injuring two police officers. On May 20, two car bombs near court buildings in Makhachkala killed four people and wounded dozens more. Violence in the region has surged recently.