Russian forces kill four Ingushetians

Four Ingushetians and a member of the Russian forces were killed early in a shootout in Ingushetia, Interfax news agency reported.

Russian forces kill four Ingushetians

Four Ingushetians and a member of the Russian forces were killed early on Friday in a shootout in Ingushetia, Interfax news agency reported.

Ingushetia has overtaken its neighbour Chechnya as main center of insurgent movement along Russia-ruled Muslim Asian regions, challenging the Kremlin's fragile rule and.

The battle took place near the village of Muzhichi, 14 kms (9 miles) from the border with Chechnya, after Russian forces atacked a group of 12 Ingushetians, Interfax quoted the source as saying.

The incident brings to 26 the number of suspected insurgents killed in operations in the border region between Ingushetia and neighbouring Chechnya since May 16, Interfax reported, citing the Interior Ministry.

Reuters

Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Haziran 2009, 12:35
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