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    LARGE CACHE WITH ARMS AND EXPLOSIVES DESTROYED IN GROZNY

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    GROZNY, February 4, 2004. (RIA Novosti) -- Officers of the Chechen presidential guard service destroyed a large arms-cache set by the militants in the center of Grozny (the administrative center of the Chechen republic), RIA Novosti was told on Wednesday in the Regional operative headquarters for control of the antiterrorist operation in the Northern Caucasus.

    According to the headquarters' data, yesterday during the verification of the information reported by a local resident a cache with munitions was found in the Leninisky district of Grozny.

    The cache contained 23 land mines, nine anti-personnel mines, a self-made explosive device with remote control, five kg of explosives, 20 offensive grenades, four rounds to a grenade launcher, the Regional headquarters' spokesman said.

    Munitions were driven to a safe place and destroyed.

    Law-enforcement officers have already identified persons involved in preparing this cache. These persons are being looked for, the spokesman said.

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