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    OVER 700 IRRECONCILABLE SEPARATISTS KILLED IN CHECHNYA IN 2003

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    DOMODEDOVO (Moscow region), February 9 (RIA Novosti) - Over 700 militants were eliminated and 2,000 people suspected of terrorism were detained during special operations in Chechnya in 2003, Deputy Director of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Vyacheslav Ushakov said at a seminar for the newly elected State Duma deputies.

    Over 80 sabotage and terrorist attacks on servicemen and facilities of federal forces were prevented in Chechnya, Ushakov said. In his words, 74 people involved in explosions were arrested and 18 of them were convicted.

    Up to 3,500 units of firearms and over 4 tons of explosives were seized on Chechen territory.

    Last year more than 900,000 attempts of illegal entry into state information resources were stopped, said the Deputy Director of the Russian Federal Security Service. According to him, 112 criminal cases were initiated in the sphere of computer safety and 25 people were convicted.

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