Slain five were not Chechen, says Russian official


Minister (2k+ posts)
Slain five were not Chechen, says Russian official

By Our Staff Correspondent | From the Newspaper (1 hour ago) Today

Russian official talks to the media persons on Tuesday after examining the bodies of the Chechen nationals, who were killed by the firing of the security personnel at Kharotabad, at Bolan Medical Complex. Online Photo

QUETTA: The Vice Consul of Russian Consulate in Karachi, Mr Tural Dzhavadov, said here on Tuesday that five foreigners who died in firing by police in Quetta two weeks ago were not Chechens.

He had earlier examined the bodies in the morgue of Bolan Medical Collage Hospital. He was accompanied by another Russian diplomat, Mr Alexey V. Falunin. Replying to reporters` questions, Mr Dzhavadov said: Four of the five persons appear to be Russian nationals and one of them looks like a Tajik. They are not Chechens.

However, he said that further investigation was needed. He said that it was not yet known how these Russians had entered into Pakistan.


Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Kharotabad incident: Russian diplomats arrive to take bodies
Published: May 31, 2011

Russian officials say that four of the victims are Russians. PHOTO: AFP/FILE
QUETTA: Two Russian diplomats arrived in Quetta on Tuesday to take the bodies of the victims killed in Kharotabad area when security forces had gunned down five foreigners on May 17.
The Russian officials said that four of the deceased are suspected to be Russians; however, no official statement has been given yet. They said that they are waiting for the identification of the bodies to take place, adding that the bodies were decomposed due to the poor air-conditioning in the place where they were kept.
They said that it was unsure whether the Russians were terrorists or not, claiming that their passports were not handed over to them.
Earlier on Tuesday, a judicial tribunal, headed by Justice Hashim Kakar of the Balochistan High Court, was set up to further investigate into the matter. The tribunal recorded statements of five witnesses.
Justice Kakar assured that security would be provided to all the witnesses.


Councller (250+ posts)
Aqal kay andhay pak army nay nahee police nay mara hai.

All TV channels are showing video since weeks whereby the killers include a FC Colonel. FC is civilized structure of PAK Army and our illustrious colleague says the innocents were killed by Police. Whats the education of similar members is really a mystery for me, at least.


Councller (250+ posts)
Chechnya is a republic, part of Russia !! So, obviously if there were Chechans they are Russian Nationals !!!