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Alleged Militants Killed In Chechen Capital

(RFE/RL) 12 November 2005 -- Interior Ministry officials in Chechnya say they have killed an alleged militant after he had refused to surrender during a standoff on the outskirts of Grozny.

Earlier, police said they had attempted to apprehend a group of illegally armed men when shooting started. One militant was killed immediately, and two were detained.

But a fourth man fled to a house, from which he started shooting at police. Chechnya's Interior Ministry said police returned fire, killing the militant.

Three Chechen police officers were wounded in the exchange.


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