Pro-Russian Police Chief Reported Killed in Chechen Village

Published December 30th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The chief of the local pro-Russian police force in a Chechen village has been shot dead, police sources said in the breakaway republic Saturday. 

In a report carried by Russia's Interfax news agency, the sources said the killing took place in Stari-Atagui, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of the capital Grozny. 

The sources did not say who killed the man, but such attacks are frequently attributed to pro-independence guerrillas who are seeking to oust Russian forces from Chechnya. 

Interfax also said that another police officer was injured in Grozny when the vehicle he was travelling in hit a landmine. 

Russian forces have beefed up security in the capital, fearing an increase of violence over the New Year period -- MOSCOW (AFP)  

 

 

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