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Official in Chechnya Dies in Army Clash

January 05, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

The Kremlin-affiliated deputy minister of emergency services in Chechnya was killed in a clash with Russian soldiers in the Chechen capital, Russian news reports said.

Ruslan Yunusov, the Emergency Situations Ministry official, died after confronting a military reconnaissance vehicle that entered the yard of the ministry's main office in Grozny, the reports said.

The Interfax news agency said two soldiers have been detained.

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