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At Least 7 Die in Chechen Rebel Attack

Seven Russian servicemen were killed and at least 11 wounded in the latest rebel attacks in the breakaway region of Chechnya, an official in the Kremlin-backed Chechen administration said Thursday. Rebels fired on federal positions 14 times in the past 24 hours, killing four soldiers and wounding six, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. A military truck hit a mine and exploded Wednesday in Bamut village in the Achkhoi-Martan district, killing two soldiers and wounding three. A group of sappers came under rebel fire as they checked a road for land mines; one died and two were hospitalized, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Rebels also shelled a Chechen police car outside Nozhai-Yurt village, killing both officers inside. Full Story

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