Thirteen fighters killed in Russian Caucasus
Makhachkala: Russian police say 13
insurgents have been killed in the country's volatile Caucasus
region, including four in an operation commanded by Chechnya's
President, himself a former rebel.
A spokesman for the Interior Ministry in the republic,
Magomed Deniev, said four rebels were killed today in the
capital Grozny in the operation commanded by Ramzan Kadyrov.
He says seven others were killed in an operation in
Chechnya's mountainous south, where insurgents shelter in the
It was an unusually high one-day death toll for Chechnya,
where separatists have been less active than neighbouring