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GROZNY -- Three Russian soldiers have been shot to death in Chechnya's Achkhoy-Martan district, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

Military officials stationed in Chechnya told RFE/RL that a Russian military truck was attacked by a group of Chechen rebels on April 21 near the village of Bamut, about 40 kilometers southwest of Grozny.

A sergeant and two privates were killed.

The incident took place four days after Russia officially announced the end of its "antiterrorist" operations in Chechnya.
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