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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.

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Chechen rebel leader had $5m bounty on his head

  • One of Russia's most-wanted terrorists, head of the Caucasus Emirate militant group and nicknamed 'Russia's Bin Laden'.
  • Recently reported to have urged militants to attack the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
  • The US State Department offered a bounty of $5m for information leading to his capture.
  • claimed responsibility for numerous attacks in Russia, including the 2010 Moscow Metro bombings and the Domodedovo airport bombing in 2011.
  • Chechnya's pro-Russian president, Ramzan Kadyrov, claimed Umarov had been killed in January.

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