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Fighting Persists in Chechnya

Fighting persisted in Chechnya on Tuesday, with six Russian servicemen killed and 11 others wounded in the war-ravaged region, an official said. Three were killed and seven wounded in rebel attacks on Russian positions, while two died in a clash with rebels near the village of Dyshne-Vedeno, in southern Chechnya, the official in the Moscow-backed regional administration said on condition of anonymity. The sixth serviceman was killed, along with a Chechen police officer, when a military vehicle hit a land mine near the southern town of Shali, the official said. Four other servicemen were wounded in the explosion. Russian forces withdrew from Chechnya in 1996 after a devastating 20-month war, leaving separatists in control. Russian troops returned in September 1999 after Chechnya-based insurgents mounted incursions into neighboring Dagestan and after some 300 people died in apartment-building bombings that authorities blamed on the rebels. Full Story

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