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Six Russian Soldiers Killed In Chechnya


http://gdb.rferl.org/dd502d56-3c47-4d23-934a-14d70c3f7822_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/dd502d56-3c47-4d23-934a-14d70c3f7822_mw800_mh600.jpg Russian troops in Chechnya (file photo) (AFP) 3 February 2006 -- Six Russian soldiers and a Chechen fighter have been killed in fighting in Chechnya over the past two days.


Two soldiers were killed when their vehicle was attacked near the village of Alkhan-Yurt in southeastern Chechnya.


A third fatality was a member of the Vostok battalion, which comprises Chechens under Russian command. He died in clashes with rebels in the southeast. A Chechen guerrilla was also killed in the clashes.


An unidentified official with the pro-Russian Chechen administration said three other soldiers were killed in a series of attacks by Chechen separatists.


Despite Russian statements that the conflict in Chechnya is over, there are almost daily firefights between some 80,000 troops and a mixture of Chechen independence fighters and Islamic militants.


(AFP)

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