Attackers' traces found near Russian journalists' murder spot
The crime’s masterminds knew that the car with the Russians would change the planned route.
Not far from the site of the murder of Russian journalists Orkhan Dzhemal, Alexander Rastorguyev and Kirill Radchenko in the Central African Republic, traces of the camp of alleged attackers were found. MBK.Media pens with reference to the correspondents involved in the investigation.
According to residents of the village of Qpak that pointed at the traces of the abandoned camp, a group of attackers consisted of about ten people and spent several hours waiting for journalists.
"Thus, the crime’s masterminds knew that the car with the Russians would change the planned route and would drive to the north, to Dekoa, and not to the east, to Bambari," the edition writes citing the participants in the investigation.
Given this fact, the version of the robbery could be considered unsustainable. Moreover, the fact that the car that escorted Russians was not attacked proves the version of the arranged attack. Also, the attackers did not steal all the values.
There are two main versions of the attack. According to the first, the militants of the Muslim rebels’ group Seleka committed the crime, or the people of the Central African Republic government killed the journalists.
"Several Russian sources of our team say that people close to illegal PMCs met with them," the investigators say. "These people related to Russian PMC told them not to get in the CAR and that Dzhemal, Rastorguyev, and Radchenko were killed by Russian mercenaries."
Recall that the bodies of Dzhemal, Rastorguyev, and Radchenko were discovered on July 30. The journalists wanted to shoot a plot about the Wagner PMC in Africa, in particular, to visit the Russian mercenaries base in Berengo, as well as the city of Bambari and the Ndassima gold deposit near the town (interest of Russian structures in the CAR), as well as oil production sites between N'Délé and Golongoso, a diamond mine near the Bria area.