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Chechnya security operation kills 12 militants


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Chechnya security operation kills 12 militants

Twelve Islamist rebels have been killed in a shootout with Russian forces in Chechnya. Among the dead were two of the country’s most wanted militants.

Brothers Khusezn and Muslim Gakayev were accused of organising several high-profile attacks including one targeting the Chechen parliament in 2010.

Russia’s Interior Ministry said two policemen were killed and nine members of the security forces were wounded during the operation.

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