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Ingushetia Attack Kills Russian Soldier

(RFE/RL) 12 February 2006 -- One Russian soldier was reported killed and four others wounded when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a troop transport in southern Russia.

The attack took place on 11 February in the Ingushetian town of Troitskaya.

One of the attackers was killed. Security forces have detained a second suspect.

Russian troops have been battling separatist militants in the nearby Russian republic of Chechnya for more than a decade. Two days of fighting near the Chechen border last week left 12 suspected rebels and seven policemen dead.


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The Chechnya Conflict

The aftermath of a December 2002 Chechen resistance attack on the main government building in Grozny (epa)


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