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Rebels Take Credit for Russian Attack

Chechen rebel forces took responsibility Thursday for a coordinated attack on the southern Russian city of Nalchik, and regional President Arsen Kanokov said about 50 militants had been killed in the fighting, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported. The Kavkaz-Center Web site, seen as a voice for rebels loyal to Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev, said it had received a short message on behalf of the Caucasus Front. It said the group is part of the Chechen rebel armed forces and includes Yarmuk, an alleged militant Islamic group based in Kabardino-Balkariya. Full Story

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