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Head of village administration and local police chief kidnapped in Chechnya

Head of the village administration N.Terkhoyev and chief of the Sunzhensky police department A.Terkhoyev were kidnapped on Thursday in the village Assinovskaya, Chechnya's Achkhoy-Martanovsky region.

By now they have already returned home.

As RIA Novosti learned in the Regional operation headquarters for supervising the counter-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus on Friday, at 0.30 Moscow time yesterday a group of rebels burst into the house of N.Terkhoyev. Threatening with arms they tied him and took him away, taking his private and work cars.

At the same time another group burst into the house of police captain A.Terkhoyev. Threatening with arms, the criminals beat and tied him. Then, taking his Makarov pistol and Kedr submachine-gun, they took the policeman out of the village.

Leaving Assinovskaya, the militants burned an orthodox church. At 18.00 the kidnapped returned home themselves. An investigation is under way.