11 gun­men killed in Chech­nya by po­lice

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Se­cu­rity forces in Chech­nya have killed 11 sus­pected mil­i­tants in a se­ries of sep­a­rate clashes, the strong­man leader of the Rus­sian re­gion said Sun­day.

Ramzan Kady­rov said on In­sta­gram that a group of gun­men at­tempted to launch at­tacks on po­lice in the pro­vin­cial cap­i­tal, Grozny.

Dur­ing the overnight clash in Grozny, they fired at po­lice who tried to stop their ve­hi­cle. Po­lice killed four gun­men and cap­tured two oth­ers, who have been taken to a hospi­tal. A po­lice of­fi­cer also was wounded in the clash.

Later Sun­day, se­cu­rity forces tracked down other gun­men on the out­skirts of Grozny and killed seven of them, Mr. Kady­rov said.

An­other four sus­pected mil­i­tants have been cap­tured, three of whom have been hos­pi­tal­ized with wounds, he said.

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