Six policemen injured in militant attack in Chechnya
[RFE/RL] Six policemen were injured in a militant attack at a security checkpoint in Chechnya. The Chechen Interior Ministry said the incident near Grozny on May 9 left three of the police officers in a grave condition.
Security measures have been increased in Chechnya as Russia and some former Soviet republics mark the 71st anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. May 9 also marks 12 years since former Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov was killed in a bombing in the central stadium in Grozny during the Victory Day parade. Islamist insurgents claimed responsibility for that attack which killed more than a dozen other people.
Ramzan Kadyrov, Akhmad's son, is Chechnya's Kremlin-appointed strongman.
Posted by: ryuge 2016-05-11