MOSCOW, June 14 (RIA Novosti) - Two policemen have
been killed in a shootout with militants in Russia's North
Caucasus Republic of Chechnya, a source in the republic's
interior ministry said on Saturday.
The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon when police
detected a group of about 15 militants in a forest near the
village of Alkinchu-Borzoi in the Kurchaloi district to the
east of the capital Grozny, the source told RIA Novosti.
Another two officers were injured and hospitalized, the
source said. He gave no information on casualties among the
In a separate incident, two police were injured during a
search operation on Saturday when an unidentified explosive
device went off in a forest in the Shatoi district of southern
Militant attacks and clashes remain common in Russia's
North Caucasus, although the Kremlin campaign to fight
separatists and terrorists in Chechnya has officially ended.
Violence often spills over into nearby republics, in particular
Ingushetia and Daghestan.