Anatoly Kyarov

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Colonel Anatoly Kyarov (died January 12, 2008) was the head of the Russia's Kabardino-Balkaria republic's UBOP (Unit for Fighting Organized Crime). He and his UBOP squad were accused of serious human rights abuses within Kabardino-Balkaria, including of torture and murder.[1][2][3]

Kyarov was assassinated on January 12, 2008 in Nalchik together with a senior officer of the OMON special forces, while two other police officers were wounded in the attack.[4][5] The local Islamist insurgent group Yarmuk Jamaat was seen as responsible for the assassination (its leader, Anzor Astemirov, have previously survived many assassination attempts himself by Kyarov and his men).[1][6]