January 29, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Russian servicemen and Chechen separatist rebels clashed in Chechnya's Gudermes region today, leaving four servicemen and one rebel dead.
Gudermes is the hometown of Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechnya's powerful Moscow-backed prime minister.
RFE/RL's Russian Service also reports that two Russian servicemen and one Chechen militant were killed today in a separate shooting in Chechnya's mountainous Shatoi region.
(with material from agency reports)
The Chechnya Conflict
The aftermath of a December 2002 Chechen resistance attack on the main government building in Grozny (epa)
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