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Masked gunmen assassinated an imam in rural Dagestan. Police arrested 22 protesters at an unauthorized rally in support of the former mayor of Makhachkala in Dagestan, who is accused terrorism and murder. Earlier this week, five Islamic militants, including ringleader Isa Khashagulgov, were sentenced to prison for a 2010 suicide bombing in North Ossetia that killed 20 people and injured over 200.
Suspected Islamist militants killed four Russian soldiers and wounded seven more in a roadside bombing in Chechnya. A Russian jihadist website released videos featuring "Abdullah," a Chechen boxer, and Abu 'Issa al-Andalusi, a Portuguese soccer player, who died fighting in Islamist ranks in Syria. The video claimed that at the time he was killed, Abdullah was fighting alongside "our brother Abu Usama Ubeida al-Ansari."
The Investigative Committee issued an arrest warrant for Oleksandr Muzychko a.k.a. Sashko Bilyi, a Ukrainian nationalist accused of torturing and murdering at least 20 Russian soldiers while he fought alongside Chechen militants in 1994-95. The Chechen fighters were led by al Qaeda-linked commanders Shamil Basayev and Ibn al-Khattab. The Committee also issued arrest warrants for members of a group called the "Holy Brotherhood of the Black Cross," which has threatened governors of Russian regions, including Belgorod, Kursk, Bryansk, and Voronezh, over Russia's involvement in the Ukraine.