March 8, 2015 by AK
Two more people, all of them ethnic Chechens born and reared in Ingushetia, have been detained as suspects in the Boris Nemtsov murder inquiry. A fifth suspect has reportedly blown himself up with a hand grenade in Grozny. Two of the four men have served with a Chechen special forces unit, reportedly. The other two are brothers working in the Moscow region, as a security guard and a truck driver.
Update. Yulia Latynina reports that one of the detainees – or his namesake – was awarded the Russian Order of Valor in 2010 as a sergeant of the Russian “interior troops,” a large military force to combat unrest at home, including “terrorism.”
Update. One more suspect has been arrested, apparently an ethnic Chechen as well, so five people have been detained so far.