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Russia's Police To Step Up Security, Following Dudayev's Death

Moscow, April 24 (RFE/RL) - Russia's police is ready to increase security measures in the country's main cities following the report that Chechen separatist leader Dzhokhar Dudayev has been killed in a Russian rocket attack last weekend.

A spokesman for St. Petersburg's police, Aleksandr Bondarchuk, told Interfax that Russian authorities could increase security measures on major roads and the city's airport and railway stations. Bondarchuk said that local police fears Chechen separatist fighters attacks in St. Petersburg. Ekaterinburg's police chief, Vladimir Vorotnikov, told Interfax that antiterrorist measures would be increased in his city, located in the Urals. However, our Moscow correspondent quotes the press-office of the Russian security service in Moscow as saying that there is no special order to increase antiterrorist measures in the Russian capital following Dudayev reported death.