DEVELOPING: Estonian Counterintelligence Officer Abducted to Russia at Gunpoint

Oh boy….

pundit from another planet

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Foreign Ministry Summons Russian Ambassador 

An official from the Internal Security Service (ISS), Estonia‘s national agency for counterintelligence and high-profile corruption investigations, was abducted at gunpoint at Luhamaa border checkpoint this morning where he was discharging service duties, and taken to Russia.

The incident occurred at about 9:00 on the Estonian side of the border and was preceded by jamming of communications and use of a smoke grenade, the agency said; the interference was said to originate from the Russia side.

The ISS said the official was in the process of interdiction of a cross-border crime.

The area is in Võru County, by Russian border post #121. The border is largely demarcated and lacks major fortifications; the area is thinly populated.

The whereabouts of the official are not known, Postimees daily’s online site said.

There was no immediate explanation on the late disclosure of the incident – more…

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