The French news agency AFP quotes an unnamed official in the pro-Russian Chechen government as saying two Russian army soldiers were killed and one was injured during seven separate attacks by rebels on troop positions in a 24-hour period.
The official said one member of a locally formed pro-Moscow army unit was killed and four were injured in a clash with rebels in the western district of Achkhoi Martan. Two rebels were killed in the same clash.
The report could not be independently confirmed.
The Chechnya Conflict
The aftermath of a December 2002 Chechen resistance attack on the main government building in Grozny (epa)
The fighting in Chechnya
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