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22 Killed in Attacks on Russia Government

Heavily-armed militants launched coordinated attacks against police headquarters, border checkpoints and government offices in a Russian region bordering warring Chechnya, authorities said Tuesday. At least 22 people were killed, including three high-ranking officials, and dozens were wounded. The fighters seized the Interior Ministry in Nazran, the largest city in Ingushetia, and attacked the border guards’ headquarters there as well as in two villages near Chechnya shortly before midnight Monday, emergency officials said. The Ingush medical center said that 59 injured people were hospitalized and 16 of them had died. The ITAR-Tass news agency, citing law enforcement officials, said five of the dead were policemen. Witnesses reported at least six more people dead in an attack on a border guards’ post on the outskirts of Nazran. Full Story

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