Two cops killed, 7 injured in Chechnya blast
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Two cops killed, 7 injured in Chechnya blast

Two Russian policemen were killed and seven others wounded on Monday in a blast in the wooded mountains of restive Chechnya, Interfax quoted a law enforcement official as saying.

world Updated: Jul 19, 2011 08:23 IST
AFP

Two Russian policemen were killed and seven others wounded on Monday in a blast in the wooded mountains of restive Chechnya, Interfax quoted a law enforcement official as saying.



The incident occurred in the North Caucasus republic's Vedono region, which has been the scene of recent battles between local security forces and Islamist gunmen.



Moscow has fought two devastating wars with separatists in Muslim-majority Chechnya since 1994.



It is now battling an Islamist-fuelled insurgency there and in the neighbouring regions of the North Caucasus.

First Published: Jul 18, 2011 10:23 IST