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One policeman killed during elimination of Chechen militant leader

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One police officer was killed and five were wounded in the special operation to eliminate militant leader Khamzat Shamilev in Russia's volatile north Caucasus republic of Chechnya on Saturday, a Chechen police representative said.

One police officer was killed and five were wounded in the special operation to eliminate militant leader Khamzat Shamilev in Russia's volatile north Caucasus republic of Chechnya on Saturday, a Chechen police representative said.

It was earlier reported that three were wounded during the operation.

Khamzat Shamilev opened fire on police after they blockaded him in a house in Chechen capital Grozny. When he realized that he would not be able to escape, he blew himself up with a grenade.

Chechen President Raman Kadyrov said Shamilev, who called himself the Emir of Grozny, was a demolition specialist and teacher of demolition techniques.

Earlier on Saturday, police in neighboring Dagestan killed another militant leader, Magomedali Vagabov, who is believed to be behind the March 29 suicide bombings on the Moscow metro that killed 40 people and injured 100 others.

GROZNY, August 21 (RIA Novosti)

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