“A Canadian citizen was among the suspected insurgents killed during a special operation in Dagestan overnight July 14, Newsru.com reported.
The Dagestani FSB and Interior Ministry (MIA) conducted an operation in a forest on the border of the Sergokalinsky and Kayakhtensky districts of Dagestan, killing seven insurgents. One officer in the security forces was killed, according to the National Counter-Terrorism Committee.
On July 15, the Dagestani MIA press service reported that the seven insurgents were preliminary identified as Islam Magomedov, Arsen Magomedov, Isa Dalgatov, Shamil Ahmedov, Amin Ibiyev, Magomedsaid Mamatov and a Tyumen region native William Plotnikov, who was a Canadian citizen.
“This is indeed the William Plotnikov, the boxer. According to our data, he received Canadian citizenship in 2008,” a representative of the Dagestani Investigative Committee told Newsru.com.
Russian jihadi site Kavkaz Center confirms with this headline: Mujahid, boxer from Canada, William Plotnikov, killed in mountains of Dagestan
The Seventh martyr (Insha’Allah) is William Plotnikov, 23-year-old boxer born in the Tyumen city of Megion, a Canadian citizen since 2008.