05 August 2003, 19:53

Two soldiers were killed in Chechnya

In Chechnya unknown criminals killed a junior sergeant and a private soldier from one of the motorized infantry regiments and seized their automatic rifles with 180 cartridges.

As it was reported today at the staff of the United Forces in the Northern Caucasus, the incident occurred near the village of Kalinovskaya in the Naursky region of Chechnya on Monday. The soldiers were positioned in the surroundings of the army shooting-range where one of the motorized infantry regiments had its shooting. Till 14:00 they kept contact with a commanding officer. In about 15 minutes during turning movement the commander officer found bodies of two soldiers with fire wounds. According to the evidences of the local residents, about 14:05 they saw a ?Zhiguli? car of light color near the place of the murder. Several people in camouflage were in the car.

A criminal case was opened by the fact of the murder, the criminals are being searched.

Source: ITAR-TASS News Agency

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