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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ingush Prosecutor's Assistant Armed Rebels

An Ingushetia prosecutor's assistant was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of forming and supplying weapons to a rebel group, investigators said Monday.

Ali Dobriyev, 26, formed the gang in 2010 to "destabilize conditions in the region," the Investigative Commitee said in a statement on its web site.

Investigators said he bought two automatic weapons, two Kalashnikov rifles and a Makarov pistol with abundant ammunition and gave them to the gang, which used them to carry out attacks in the Nazran region.

Dobriyev began working at the prosecutor's office in 2009 after finishing law school in Vladimir, Kommersant reported. One year later, he was promoted to senior prosecutor's assistant.