Five people abducted in Chechnya


GROZNY, June 8 (RIA Novosti) - Abduction of five people is under investigation in Chechnya, Chechecn police reported. The five have been abducted on June 7 in the Naursky, Shelkovskoy, Vedensky and Groznensky districts of Chechnya.

"For instance, a local woman reported an abduction to the Naursky District's police department the other day. She said several unknown persons in camouflage fatigues burst into her house and abducted a son of hers," police said.

A similar incident took place in the Shelkovskoy District where unknown perpetrators armed with assault rifles abducted two locals.

In the Vedensky District, a local man reported his son abduction to police. "He said unknown men drove his son away at night as far back as June 5," the police officer said, adding that a woman came to the Groznensky District's police department to report the abduction of her son by unknown people.

In Chechnya, 23 persons have been officially considered to be abducted over the past five months. The federal forces are involved in 5-10% of abductions in Chechnya, Chechen President Alu Alkhanov said at a press conference on June 6.

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