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Russian forces storm village, 19 dead: reports

Seven Russian policemen and 12 gunmen were believed to have been killed when special forces stormed houses in a southern village to flush out insurgents, officials said on Friday. Russian television showed police with automatic weapons and body armor dragging the charred corpses of gunmen away from a collapsed house in the Tukui-Mekteb village in the Stavropol region of southern Russia. Officials said fighters linked to the long-running Islamist insurgency against Moscow’s rule in the nearby North Caucasus had been holed up in the village. Full Story

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