Three separate attacks on Friday
Seventeen people have died in three separate terrorist attacks by Chechen extremists in Martan-Tsu, Chalaji and Vedeno.
In the first attack, four policemen and two civilians were killed at dawn. At Chalaji, five Chechen civilians and a Russian soldier perished in a mortar attack and finally, a Chechen policeman died and two were wounded in an attack in Vedeno, in the south of Chechnya.
Timofei BYELO PRAVDA.Ru
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