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Hooded gunmen kill four villagers in Chechnya

A group of hooded men carrying automatic weapons broke into a house in a village near the Chechen capital Grozny overnight and killed four members of the family living there. The gunmen, numbering six or seven, shot dead 72-year-old Alvi Khamzatkhanov, his son and a cousin then made good their escape, local interior ministry officials said Saturday. A son of the cousin was also shot and died of his wounds later, they said. It was the third such killing in the village of Chechen-Aul, just southeast of Grozny, in less than a month, officials said. Last month a policeman was shot dead in his house in similar circumstances, followed by the head of the local administration. Full Story

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