Man Described as ‘Russia’s Bin Laden’ Reported Dead

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A Chechen militant who has been called “the Kremlin’s worst nightmare” and “Russia’s Bin Laden” is reportedly dead

Doku Umarov, a Chechen separatist leader who had encouraged terrorists to attack the Olympic Games in Sochi earlier this year, “became a martyr” according to an insurgency website, NPR and The BBC are reporting. The news comes by way of the Kavkaz Center, a Chechen news agency, which tweeted a breaking news update on Tuesday

BREAKING NEWS. Caucasus Emirate’s Emir Dokku Umarov martyred. No details reported. Obituary in English follows

— Kavkaz Center (@newkavkazcenter) March 18, 2014 Read more…

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