As you all are probably aware, Makhachkala’s not been a happy campsite recently. Pesky, Muslim jihadis kidnapped a young girl, but were ultimately stopped:
Russian security forces killed seven militants and freed a 6-year-old girl taken hostage in the restive Dagestan region of Russia’s volatile North Caucasus on Saturday, a national anti-terrorism committee official told Interfax news agency.
The incident took place in an apartment building in the provincial capital of Makhachkala, according to the Interfax report. The militants broke through a wall, entered an apartment and took the girl hostage, according to the report.
The Interfax report identified the leader of the militants involved in the incident as Gadzhimurat Dolgatov and said he was among the seven killed.
Scratch Makhachkala off the must-visit list. My disappointment cannot be contained.