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Ambush, Land Mines Kill 10 in Chechnya

Rebel attacks on federal positions and land mine explosions left seven soldiers dead over the past 24 hours, and three riot police officers were killed in a rebel ambush, an official in the pro-Moscow Chechen administration said Friday. In 10 attacks over the past day, rebels killed three soldiers and wounded three, the Chechen official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. A land mine exploded in the Chechen capital Grozny killing two Russian servicemen. Another two servicemen were killed when their armored personnel carrier detonated a mine in the Vedeno district, the official said. In the southern village of Dyshne-Vedeno, rebels ambushed a squad of riot police, killing three and wounding four. The rebels escaped unharmed, the official said. Full Story

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