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    URGENT: Chechen warlord killed

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    GROZNY, July 6 (RIA Novosti) - Duk Vakhi Gubashev, a Chechen warlord known as Batya ("old man") has been killed in Chechnya, according to the Interior Ministry.

    The provisional press center of the Interior Ministry in the North Caucasus said Gubashev was killed by federal special forces.

    At the site, the police found and confiscated a load of weapons, ammunition and special communications devices, and also a written manual of how to make explosive devices, a phone book with foreigners' phone numbers, and a map of the Moscow subway.

    The press center said Gubashev's rebels and a group of Arab mercenaries had mined roads, prepared terrorist attacks, and recruited local residents, particularly among young people.

    The militants also opened new bases, kept in contact with other rebels, provided them with food and weapons, and also helped them get into mountainous regions of the republic.

    The band operated in the southern mountainous areas of Chechnya.

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