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February 13, 2007 -- Four militants and two police officers were killed today in fighting in Chechnya.
The clash took place near the village of Ishkoi-Yurt in Chechnya's Gudermes district.
Chechnya's Interior Ministry said police clashed with a group of rebels who were hiding in a deserted house.
Police said they had seized weapons at the scene and were in the process of identifying the slain militants.
The Chechnya Conflict
The aftermath of a December 2002 Chechen resistance attack on the main government building in Grozny (epa)
The fighting in Chechnya has raged, with short breaks, since 1994. It has brought misery, death, and destruction to the North Caucasus republic and to Russia as a whole. View an annotated timeline of the conflict.
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