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FSB Agents Intercept Car Bomb in Grozny

Federal Security Service agents discovered a car wired with explosives near the headquarters of the Kremlin-backed Chechen administration less than two weeks after the building was reopened following a truck bombing, an official said Monday. The discovery of the car bomb in Grozny on Sunday underlined the violence and disorder that afflict the city despite a large military presence. Elsewhere in Chechnya, six federal soldiers and six rebels died in a shootout in the mountain hamlet of Dyshne-Vedeno that began when rebels attacked a military patrol, said Colonel Ilya Shabalkin, a spokesman for the military in Chechnya. An official in the Kremlin-backed Chechen administration, however, said eight soldiers were killed in the clash. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a total of 18 Russian servicemen were killed and 26 wounded in Chechnya over the previous 24 hours. Full Story

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