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    A Chechen militant leader has been killed in an ongoing special operation in Chechnya's Vedeno District, Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov said on Friday.

    A Chechen militant leader has been killed in an ongoing special operation in Chechnya's Vedeno District, Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov said on Friday.

    On Thursday law enforcers surrounded a group of militants led by Aslan Izrailov in a mountainous region of southern Chechnya.

    "An influential militant leader... has been eliminated," the Chechen president said.

    He added that the killing of 40-year-old Izrailov would be "a serious blow" to militant groups acting on the administrative border between Chechnya's Vedeno and Nozhai-Yurt districts.

    Izrailov had allegedly been involved in the murders of police officers and servicemen.

    GROZNY, December 18 (RIA Novosti)

     

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