PW: Explosions, attacks and abductions still ongoing in Chechnya
- June 1st 2004 · Prague Watchdog
Explosions, attacks and abductions still ongoing in Chechnya
Ruslan Isayev, North Caucasus - Two women and a teenager died on Monday
and three others injured in a landmine explosion in Alkhan-Kala, a
village near Grozny.
The bomb, which consisted of an artillery shell equivalent to 500 grams
of TNT and a timer, was hidden in a roadside rubbish heap on Kraynaya
Street. It exploded when people were walking by.
The incident is now under investigation.
In the village of Samashki in the Achkhoi-Martanovsky district, Chechen
guerrillas opened fire on a federal army checkpoint wounding three
soldiers. The assailants fled into a nearby forest.
In the village of Kalaus in the Nadterechny district, a group of masked,
armed men, driving military vehicles, abducted two local residents:
Dzhamil Mutsuyev and Aslan Rasuyev. Rizvan Mutsuyev, brother of Dzhamil,
was shot during the abduction.
An investigation is underway but no official version of the incident has
as yet been released. The only thing known so far is that there were
both Chechens and Russians among the assailants.