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Chechnya Land Mine Kills Nine Russian Soldiers

Nine Russian soldiers were killed when a land mine exploded near a column of Russian military trucks in rebel Chechnya, Russian news agencies said on Friday, quoting military sources. A military officer at army headquarters in Chechnya was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying two other soldiers were injured by the blast that hit the convoy on Thursday near the regional capital of Grozny. “Two unidentified men wearing military camouflage exploded a land mine placed in a light car,” the officer said. Russia’s Itar-Tass news agency said the explosion took place 15 km (10 miles) north-east of Grozny. Interfax said that one military truck was completely destroyed. Security teams launched a hunt for the attackers. Full Story

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