Russian forces strip-search a Chechen man (file photo) (ITAR-TASS)
July 13, 2006 -- Chechen officials say security forces killed some 13 militants in fighting near the village of Nozhai-Yurt, close to the border with Daghestan.
Chechen and federal Interior Ministry officials said a group of between 20 and 30 rebels were trying to cross the border when they were confronted by Chechen security forces on July 12.
The aftermath of a December 2002 Chechen resistance attack on the main government building in Grozny (epa)
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