According to the source, the shootout took place on Friday morning near the Dyshne-Vedeno settlement. Unidentified bandits with submachine guns ambushed a marine brigade conducting reconnaissance near the settlement.
Meanwhile, a terrorist act has been averted in Urus-Martan. "A police search discovered an explosive device planted on the road between the local kindergarten and the district hospital," a spokesman for the Chechen interior ministry Ruslan Atsayev said on the phone.
The explosive device was a metal ball filled with grey powder and metal bolts.
"The explosive device was based on the Kenwood radio station. It contained 500 g of TNT," added the source.
The explosive has been defused. The police are hunting people involved in this terrorist attempt.