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Police Officer Shot Dead In Chechnya

10 August 2005 (RFE/RL) -- The Russian Interior Ministry said today that the body of a police officer was found riddled with bullets in northern Chechnya.

The ministry's regional branch spokesman, Roman Shchekotin, said the body was discovered near a village in the Shelkovskii Raion, along with the body of a local resident.

Elsewhere in Chechnya, a Russian serviceman was hospitalized with severe wounds after stepping on an explosive device in the southern Vedeno district.


For RFE/RL's full coverage of events in Chechnya, see "Crisis In Chechnya"