Chechen rebel leader Umarov reportedly dies

Chechen militant leader Doku Umarov appearing in a video message. Credit: /Photas/Tass/Press Association Images

One of Russia's most wanted men, the Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov, has reportedly died.

The Kavkaz Center, a website linked to Islamist militants, claimed Umarov had "become a martyr", although there were no details on how he may have died.

A spokesman for Russia's anti-terrorism agency was unable to confirm whether the claims were true.

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Chechen rebel leader 'dies'

One of Russia's most wanted men, the Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov, has reportedly died. The Kavkaz Centre, a website linked to Islamist militants, claimed Umarov had "become a martyr", although there were no details on how he may have died.