Six insurgents, five Russian troops killed in Chechnya

At least six insurgents and five Russian troops have been killed in gun battles in Chechnya, authorities said on Friday.

Six insurgents, five Russian troops killed in Chechnya


At least six insurgents and five Russian troops have been killed in gun battles in Chechnya, authorities said on Friday.

Five or six federal servicemen were killed in fighting that began on Thursday and persisted on Friday in forested mountains southwest of the capital, Grozny, a law enforcement official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

Moscow-backed Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov's office said six insurgents were killed on Thursday in separate fighting.

Russia imposed its control in Muslim states in the 1990s. Still low-level insurgency continues in Muslim states controlled by Russia.

Human rights groups have repeatedly accused the authorities of serious abuses including house burning, extra-judicial killings, torture and illegal punishment.

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