One serviceman was killed, another five were wounded in a rebel attack on a convoy of the Russian Interior Ministry.
According to the regional staff of the anti-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus, the skirmish took place the other day in the nearby Kurchaloi district centre. A Ural truck transporting soldiers exploded on a radio-controlled land mine.
Later on, the attackers opened small arms and rocket launcher fire on the vehicle. As a result, one conscript was killed, another five were wounded.
An operation to find the attackers is in full swing. An investigation into the case has been launched.
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969