4 Russian troops die in Chechnya attacks

03 Sep 2005

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VLADIKAVKAZ (Russia) Sept 2: Four Russian soldiers were killed in the latest fighting in Chechnya, a government said on Friday. The four were killed, and one other soldier was injured, in the course of eight separate attacks on Russian military positions over a 24-hour period, the official said.

Two more soldiers were injured in fighting in the Shali district southeast of the Chechen capital, Grozny, the official said. One insurgent was killed in the fighting. Three local police officers were injured in other clashes, the official added.—AFP