Photo: After an explosion of a house in Nazran, Safar 16, 1430 (February 12, 2009)
Mujahideen of the Ingush Sector have issued a statement regarding firefight and explosion in Nazran on 12 February. According to official Russian sources, three Mujahideen were martyred and four Russian OMON police were killed. Unofficial Russian reports put police death toll at 15.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, Who sent down Koran as the guidance, exhortation and reminder to believers, and created us Muslims and did is a great favor with Jihad on His straight path.
May peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Commander of Mujahideen, Prophet Muhammad, his family, companions and all those who followed him till the Day of Judgment. To proceed:
12 February in the morning, commander Hasan and four Mujahideen, including a 14-year-old youth and a woman, engaged disbelievers who had surrounded them. Judging by the number of the disbelievers and participation of GRU (Main Intelligence Directorate) and FSB (Federal Security Service) Special Forces in the assault, it can be concluded that it was not an incidental identification check, but a planned and prepared operation.
By the grace of Allah, the disbelievers were not able to take the Mujahideen by surprise, and it happened that the brothers met the arriving Special Forces with grenade launcher shots. During the first minutes of the firefight our brothers hit two APCs (armored personnel carriers), an armored URAL truck and a GAZEL truck. The firefight was very intense, resulting in killing of five-six disbelievers and injury of many others.
Eyewitnesses who heard Special Forces talking with each other, quote words of the disbelievers about some teenage boy who, despite that the house came under massive fire, "rained bullets" from the second floor, shouting "Allahu Akbar!" and "La ilaha illa Allah!". Shortly after, the second floor caught fire.
Around one and a half hour after the firefight began, Mujahideen, part of whom at that time were possibly wounded or killed, allowed assaulting groups to approach close to the house and detonated one of their barrels filled with an explosive mixture. The brothers had a capability to detonate all five 200-liter barrels, but in order to avoid casualties among peaceful residents and more serious destructions, they took a decision not to do it.
The explosion was so powerful that residents of Nazran districts that are distant from the gunbattle location thought that an earthquake had happened. Several minutes after the explosion, when the smoke and dust had cleared, a picture appeared that could shock anyone. The whole street was littered by fragments of bodies of disbelievers from GRU and FSB, blown off heads, arms, legs, many were torn to pieces. Body parts were visible sticking out from under concrete blocks and pieces of brick wall. Wounded and blooded disbelievers were dashing around hysterically, crying, yelling and cursing those who brought them to this "Hell". In shock, they hid in neighboring courtyards and refused to allow to approach even emergency doctors, whose vehicles filled nearby streets.
For two or three hours doctors and EMERCOM employees evacuated killed and wounded, collected remains, scraped off GRU and FSB members from Nazran streets. Emergency vehicles made several trips each.
More than seven armored vehicles were used in this gunbattle, more than 200 special forces from various security services took part, of whom around 30 were eliminated and no less than 50 disbelievers were wounded as a result of gunfire and the explosion.
Unfortunately, three residents of the Wilayah were also wounded, and several neighboring houses were destroyed.
That day was martyred, inshaAllah, commander of the group Khasan Mutaliyev, well-known, respected and beloved by brothers. Since the days when Allah opened his heart and settled firm Faith in it, he did not stop to strive on Allah's path, he sought knowledge and participated in Jihad. He was brave, audacious, courageous, and at the same time kind, modest and responsive, which gained him respect among Mujahideen.
Along with Khasan, a Russian brother and the 14-year-old Ingush boy were martyred, inshaAllah. They participated in fighting in the territory of Province Ghalghaycho and showed themselves to be the best. Also in this gunbattle, Allah granted His mercy to a married couple, husband and 17-year-old wife, both Abazins. After entering Islam, she constantly asked Allah to help her to join Jihad, and Allah answered her prayers. She met a good Muslim man, married him a month ago, and together they joined the Mujahideen.
Muslims always win, because Allah grants victory and honor on land, or the eternal Paradise in the Hereafter. Our killed are in Paradise, while disbelievers will be in the Hellfire.
"Think not of those who are killed in the Way of Allah as dead. Nay, they are alive, with their Lord, and they have provision.
They rejoice in what Allah has bestowed upon them of His Bounty, rejoicing for the sake of those who have not yet joined them, but are left behind (not yet martyred) that on them no fear shall come, nor shall they grieve.
They rejoice in a Grace and a Bounty from Allah, and that Allah will not waste the reward of the believers.
Those who answered Allah and the Messenger after being wounded; for those of them who did good deeds and feared Allah, there is a great reward.
Those (i. e. believers) unto whom the people (hypocrites) said, "Verily, the people (pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore, fear them." But it (only) increased them in Faith, and they said: "Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)."
So they returned with Grace and Bounty from Allah. No harm touched them; and they followed the good Pleasure of Allah. And Allah is the Owner of Great Bounty."
(Surat Al Imran, 3:169-174).
O Allah, give strength and patience to relatives and loved ones of the Martyrs, grant them Your mercy, move grief away from them.
"Our Lord! Pour forth on us patience and make us victorious over the disbelieving people."
(Surat al-Baqarah, 2:250).
Informational-analytical department of the headquarters of the Ingush Sector of the Caucasian Front of the Armed Forces of the Caucasus Emirate