Five Russians, four police killed in Chechnya


Two Chechen policemen were killed in a shootout late Monday near Roshni-Chu in southwestern Chechnya, and a police vehicle blew up on a landmine in the south-eastern Shali district, killing one police trooper.


(20.10.2005)

Five Russian soldiers and four pro-Russian Chechen policemen have been killed in Chechnya within 24 hours, a local administration official told foreign news agency.

Russian positions came under fire 20 times all over the republic, with five soldiers killed and seven wounded, the official said.

Another soldier committed suicide near the northern village of Shelkovskaya, he added.

Two Chechen policemen were killed in a shootout late Monday near Roshni-Chu in southwestern Chechnya, and a police vehicle blew up on a landmine in the south-eastern Shali district, killing one police trooper.

Another, member of the republic's vice-president Ramzan Kadyrov's militia, was killed in Grozny in a clash with rebels, the source said.

Von: 19 October 2005, http://www.geo.tv

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