Six Russian Soldiers Killed In Chechnya
3 February 2006 -- Six Russian soldiers and a Chechen fighter have been
killed in fighting in Chechnya over the past two days.
Two soldiers were killed when their vehicle was attacked near the
village of Alkhan-Yurt in southeastern Chechnya.
A third fatality was a member of the Vostok battalion, which comprises
Chechens under Russian command. He died in clashes with rebels in the
southeast. A Chechen guerrilla was also killed in the clashes.
An unidentified official with the pro-Russian Chechen administration
said three other soldiers were killed in a series of attacks by Chechen
Despite Russian statements that the conflict in Chechnya is over, there
are almost daily firefights between some 80,000 troops and a mixture of
Chechen independence fighters and Islamic militants.