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10 Servicemen Killed In Chechnya


12 July 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Reports say 10 pro-Russian police officers were killed and 14 injured in attacks in Chechnya since yesterday.

A source in the pro-Russian Chechen government, speaking under the condition of anonymity, said four servicemen died and four others were wounded in attacks on military positions.

Two Russian servicemen were killed and three injured when militants attacked their unit near the village of Kharsinoi in the mountainous southern part of Chechnya.

Three more soldiers were killed and three were wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside mine near the village of Dubai-Yurt.

An attack on police in Grozny left one police officer dead and another wounded.

Three Chechen police officers were wounded in a shoot-out on the outskirts of Urus-Martan.

The source did not say where or under what circumstances the other four servicemen were killed.

(AFP)
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