Four Russians killed in Chechen ambush

Four Russian soldiers were killed and four wounded when they stumbled into a rebel ambush in a volatile mountainous region of Chechnya.

    The soldiers were ambushed in Chechnya's mountainous region of Itum Kale

    The group was ambushed in Chechnya's notorious mountain region of Itum Kale.

    "Four were killed and one soldier was taken hostage after a gun battle between the two sides," a spokesman for the Russian Interior Ministry said.

    "

    They had gone there to check out an explosion at the school," the spokesman added.

    About 60,000 Russian servicemen remain subject to daily attacks in the Kremlin's second post-Soviet drive to crush the region's separatists.

    SOURCE: Reuters


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.