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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Islamic Leader Arrest




MOSCOW -- Police have arrested lawmaker and Moslem leader Nadir Khachilayev, who is accused of storming a government building in the southern region of Dagestan more than a year ago, the prime minister said Thursday.


Khachilayev was arrested late Wednesday after a joint operation by various legal bodies, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said incomments picked up by Interfax.


Khachilayev has been wanted since the spring of 1998, when several hundred supporters held policemen and officials hostage at the government building in Dagestan's capital, Makhachkala. He and his brother were accused of organizing the raid, during which three policemen were killed.