A source in the local government speaking on condition of anonymity said today that the soldiers were killed when an explosion struck their vehicle in the southeastern Vedeno district.
The Chechen policeman was killed and another officer wounded in a rebel attack in the capital, Grozny.
The Chechnya Conflict
The aftermath of a December 2002 Chechen resistance attack on the main government building in Grozny (epa)
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