Several killed in Chechnya attack

A rebel attack on a police station in the Chechen capital of Grozny has left up to seven people dead.

    The conflict in Chechnya has been violent and bloody

    Officials said five policemen were killed in the attack on Saturday, when assailants opened fire on the police station from a car.

    "Several Chechen separatist guerillas were destroyed. There are losses among pro-Russian servicemen too," a spokesman for the Russian forces in the North Caucasus, Major-General Ilya Shabalkin said.

    Several other people were also wounded in the attack.

    The ITAR-TASS news agency reported two policemen and three civilians killed.

    War-torn Chechnya is to hold a presidential election on 29 August, after its pro-Russian leader, Ahmad Kadyrov, was killed in a bomb attack last May.

    Russian troops marched back into the breakaway republic to put down a separatist rebellion almost five years ago, sparking a still ongoing conflict.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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