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Five Russian Soldiers Die in Chechnya

A remote mine allegedly triggered by Chechen rebels killed five Russian soldiers Friday while troops were conducting a search operation in the breakaway republic, the Interior Ministry said Friday. The radio-controlled mine was detonated in the Vedeno region of southern Chechnya when an armored personnel carrier full of Interior Minister troops rolled over the explosive device. The soldiers were killed immediately by the force of the blast, the ministry said. Five others were wounded. The Interior Ministry said it had stepped up control of its operations in Chechnya. Meanwhile in the Chechen capital Grozny, local police said that a small passenger car was blown up in the center of the city, wounding the head of a district pension fund and his three bodyguards. One of the bodyguards was seriously injured. Full Story

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