Russian sources report that a sabotage squad of Mujahideen ambushed a unit of special forces of Russian Military Intelligence GRU near the military base Khankala. As a result of attack, an invader was eliminated and two seriously injured.
According to News from Primorye agency, this GRU unit arrived in Chechnya from Russian Far East
The name of the killed invader, who turned out to be the commander of the group, was Aleksei Goleshchikhin.
The report about the incident indicated that relatives of GRU men were sure that their relatives had gone to Chechnya for exercises, not for war.
Curiously, the report about the fighting near Khankala has been published only by online media of Russian Far East. Mainstream Russian media said nothing about the incident.
Department of Monitoring