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Alexander Bortnikov, the head of Russian state security, said recent forest fires in Europe can be blamed on al Qaeda as part of its strategy of a 'thousand cuts.' He noted that calls for a 'forest jihad' have been issued on extremist websites.
A Moscow court ruled that a controversial anti-Islam film can be banned in Russia, as the film was deemed extremist and capable of inciting ethinic and religious hatred. A similar decision was handed down last week in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya.
Security forces killed five "militants" after a gunfight ensued at a checkpoint in Ingushetia. Three of the men were wanted on terrorism charges. Explosive belts were found in their car.
Militants used a "homemade" bomb to ambush a military convoy near Datykh in the Sunzha district of Ingushetia. The militants, said to number about 10, attacked the police with guns and grenade launchers before fleeing into the forest. Six policemen were killed in the attack, and one was wounded.