2018-08-20 16:10:00

Militant attacks in Chechnya aimed at disrupting Eid al-Adha celebrations - Kadyrov

Moscow, August 20, Interfax - The attacks on police officers in Chechnya were aimed at disrupting the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, Chechnya's head Ramzan Kadyrov said.

"A group of young people have made an attempt to commit high-profile crimes today. There is no doubt that the task was to darken this holiday, to cause a broad public response, to prevent residents of Chechnya from celebrating Eid al-Adha," Kadyrov said on social networks.

"The main purpose today is to create an illusion that there are some forces capable of organizing armed actions and terrorist attacks," he said.