Policeman kidnapped in Russia

August 24th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Armed men in masks kidnapped a police officer in Russia’s troubled southwestern region of Ingushetia, officials said Friday.

The abduction occurred in Malgobek town late Thursday. The 23-year-old policeman was driven away in an “unknown direction”, a police spokesman said.

A search is underway to find the kidnappers.

Security officers in the North Caucasus region are regular targets of attacks by Islamist militants who seek independence from Russia.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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