In an article published by the Arabic website of the Chechen Mujahideen, alqoqaz.com onÂ Friday, July 28.20.06, the Mujahideen state that less than four hours Putin’s announcement of the end of the war in Chechnya, a powerful Russian army battalion met its fatal destiny. The group then claims responsibility for a surprise operation near the village of Efteri (Avturi) led by the commander, Abu Hafs, destroying three trucks and burning many vehicles.
They state: “The Russians confessed to this operation and its fierceness and said that the loss of soldiers was ten killed and twenty-five injured only. The important thing is that the Mujahideen could, with the Grace of God, respond practically to Putin’s statements and to prove his lies in front of the general Russian public opinion.”
In addition, the Chechen Mujahideen announce that they eliminated a hypocrite who abetted Russian forces and harmed Chechen civilians, by detonating an improvised explosive device (IED) on him and his guards in the area of Shali.