Russian Military: Two Russian Troops Killed in Chechnya
Two Russian soldiers were killed, and another wounded, in Chechnya when a rebel mine was detonated by remote-control, the Russian army command told the AVN military news agency Friday.
Two separatist rebels were killed, and a third wounded, in a bomb explosion Thursday in the southwest Urus-Martan district of the war-torn republic, ITAR-TASS cited the Russian interior ministry saying.
The blast went off in the victims' car as they were making a getaway from the police, the ministry said, referring to the rebels as "foreign mercenaries" without specifying their nationality.
Many foreign nationals, including Arabs such as the feared Saudi- or Jordanian-born commander Khattab, have flocked to the Chechen rebels' side since the conflict broke out in October 1999, according to the Russians -- MOSCOW (AFP)
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