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    Fourteen Russian troops killed From correspondents in Grozny 06jan05 A TOTAL of 14 Russian soldiers, plus at least three local Chechen troops, were killed and
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      Fourteen Russian troops killed
      From correspondents in Grozny
      06jan05

      A TOTAL of 14 Russian soldiers, plus at least three local Chechen
      troops, were killed and 19 injured in a series of incidents over two
      days in the breakaway southern republic of Chechnya, a spokesman for
      the local pro-Russian government said today.

      The spokesman, who asked not to be named, also said that six people
      had been reported kidnapped in Chechnya in the same period, two of
      them students.

      Three Russian soldiers were killed and four injured in an overnight
      attack early on Monday, and another soldier was killed and five hurt
      the following night, the spokesman said.

      Three soldiers were also killed in an attack on their vehicle in the
      capital Grozny. Another attack on a vehicle left one soldier dead and
      six injured in the Vedeno region in the southwest.

      The spokesman also said that three Russian soldiers died and three
      were hurt when their truck hit a landmine near Novye Atagui, south of
      the capital.

      In other incidents, two mine removal specialists died when a mine they
      were working on exploded, and a Russian soldier was killed during the
      arrest of an alleged rebel.

      In the same period two Chechen police officers were killed when their
      patrol came under fire in Grozny, and a security guard protecting the
      local pro-Russian president was shot dead south of the capital, the
      spokesman said.

      http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11865011%255E1702,00.html
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