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Red Cross Remembers Staff Killed In Chechnya

(RFE/RL) December 18, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is marking the 10th anniversary of the murder of six of its international workers by unidentified gunmen in the village of Novye Atagi in Chechnya.

The ICRC says to date, it has received no information on progress in an official investigation into the 1996 murders.

ICRC held a memorial ceremony for the six in Novye Atagi on December 17, while staff in Geneva will pay tribute to them as part of the ICRC Day of Remembrance today for all staff killed in the course of duty.

(with material from ITAR-TASS)

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