Woman mourns at a memorial to 226 unknown Russian servicemen killed during the 1994-1996 war in Chechnya (file photo) (ITAR-TASS)
May 24, 2006 -- Four soldiers were killed and three wounded when militants attacked a military post in the Vedeno district of southeastern Chechnya late on May 23.
An Interior Ministry spokesman said troops are pursuing the militants, who fled the site of the attack.
Chechnya has been plagued by separatist violence for most of the past 12 years.
The aftermath of a December 2002 Chechen resistance attack on the main government building in Grozny (epa)
The fighting in Chechnya
has raged, with short breaks, since 1994. It has brought misery, death, and destruction to the North Caucasus republic and to Russia as a whole. View an annotated timeline
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