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Two federal troops injured in Chechnya blast

GROZNY, June 25 (RIA Novosti) - Two federal troops were injured in a blast in the troubled Republic of Chechnya in Russia's North Caucasus, the local interior ministry said Sunday.

The blast occurred near the village of Tazen-Kale in the mountainous southern Vedeno district, injuring the commander of a reconnaissance group and a soldier serving on contract.

"Police is establishing the type of the explosive device, and the wounded have been hospitalized," the ministry said.

An investigation into the explosion has been launched, the ministry said.

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