A suicide bomber killed four police officers in the Shali region of Chechnya. The Caucasus Emirate has issued a fatwa endorsing the right to kill moderate-separatist Akhmed Zakayev. Zakayev has come under the scrutiny of Islamist separatists for recently holding talks with representatives of Kadyrov’s Moscow-backed government. Despite being critical of Kadyrov’s policies, Zakayev has recognized him as the rightful leader of Chechnya.
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