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Nine Dead in Gunbattle in Chechen Capital

Russian officials say an early morning gunbattle in the Chechen capital Grozny has left at least three traffic police officers and six gunmen dead. Officials say militants traveling in three cars attacked police at a Grozny checkpoint early Thursday, before storming nearby buildings. The Moscow-based National Anti-Terrorist Committee said the militants occupied a multi-story publishing house, where six of them died in a fire. Chechnya's pro-Kremlin leader Ramzan Kadyrov said...

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