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Blast, Shooting in Grozny

A suspected rebel lightly injured several riot police officers in the Chechen capital of Grozny when he threw a grenade at them to avoid detention, the Chechen Interior Ministry said in a statement Wednesday.

Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov denied earlier reports about two more explosions in Grozny overnight, the ministry said.

In another incident in Grozny on Wednesday, unidentified attackers fired at a motorcade of military cars, killing one officer and injuring another six, the Investigative Committee said in a statement.


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