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Terrorist gang eliminated in foiled attack on National Guard in Chechnya

March 24, 9:10 updated at: March 24, 9:35 UTC+3

Deaths and injuries among the servicemen are reported, according to the National Anti-Terrorism Committee

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MOSCOW, March 24. /TASS/. All members of an armed gang who attacked a unit of Russia’s National Guard in Chechnya have been killed, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee told TASS on Friday.

"This night at around 02.30 a.m. a group of six unknown individuals carried out an armed attack on a facility of Rosgvardiya’s military unit in Chechnya’s Naursky district. During the armed clash, all members of the gang were neutralized," the NAC said.

The militants carried firearms and rounds of ammunition, and two of them wore fake explosive belts. "There are deaths and injuries among the servicemen," the NAC said.

Six servicemen of Russia’s National Guard were killed when repelling the attack, a spokesman for Russia’s National Guard told TASS:

"During the armed clash six servicemen died, there are also the wounded." 

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