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Four servicemen killed, 12 wounded in Chechnya gunfight

January 09, 2012, 2:10 UTC+3

Troops are pursuing a group of ten militants

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ROSTOV-ON-DON, January 9 (Itar-Tass) — Four law enforcers were killed and another twelve were wounded in a gunfight with militants and explosion of trap mines in Chechnya’s Vedeno district on Sunday.

Near the village of Tazen-Kala the Interior Ministry troops found a well-fortified base of militants, who offered resistance, the law enforcement agency told Itar-Tass on Monday.

No less than three militants were killed.

Troops are pursuing a group of ten militants. The active phase of the operation will resume in the daylight.

The operation takes place in a hard-to-reach mountainous area.


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