Death toll from Chechen attacks climbs to 9
The death toll from the suicide attacks in the Russian republic of Chechnya on August 30 has climbed to nine, Interfax news agency quoted Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliev as saying on Wednesday.
One police officer has been killed and two others wounded in a gunfight with militants in Russia's republic of Chechnya. Up to a dozen armed militants are trying to shake off the pursuit in a hard-to-reach forested area.
The murder of Yury Budanov, a disgraced former Russian Colonel, is most probably revenge for the kidnapping and killing of a Chechen teenager, Elsa Kungayeva, or other Chechen campaign victims, a source in the Russian law enforcement said.