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Security forces looking for Islamist militants rounded up 140 Muslims, including 30 foreigners, from a Moscow prayer room; it was not clear whether they would be charged. Law enforcement personnel claimed that some of the detainees had joined the North Caucasus Islamist insurgency.
After a two-day gunbattle with militants in Dagestan's Untsukul district that killed three militants and wounded one security force member, an explosion near a school in Buinaksk killed one policeman and wounded three more. A checkpoint was also attacked.
The Foreign Ministry criticized a recent UN letter telling Damascus that the UN inquiry into the use of chemical weapons in Syria would extend beyond their alleged use by Syrian rebels in March near Aleppo. Russia believes the inquiry should focus only on that incident.