CP re: RFE/RL: Russian Helicopter Crash Kills Three In Chechnya
- According to Chechenpress, the helicopter, which belonged to the FSB, was hit by Resistance forces between Bamut and Arshty. It tried to return to the Russian base at Hankala but crashed there.
The fighting in the mentioned area (concealed by the Russian media) started on 15 March, when Resistance troops attacked a Russian elite squad. The Russians fired their artillery at the supposed location of the Resistance fighters for about an hour.
http://www.chechenpress.org/developments/3235-v-chechnii-podbit-vertolet-fsb.html (in Russian).