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    Two policemen were killed in a shootout with unidentified gunmen in the capital of Russia's North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, the republican prosecutor's office said on Sunday.

    Two policemen were killed in a shootout with unidentified gunmen in the capital of Russia's North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, the republican prosecutor's office said on Sunday.

    The police were attacked late on Saturday near a food market in the Leninsky district of Grozny. The attackers were driving a Lada car without number plates, the prosecutor's office said.

    An investigation into the attack has been launched. Measures are under way to apprehend the attackers, the prosecutor's office said.

    Terrorist attacks and shootouts with police are common in Russia's troubled North Caucasus republics, especially in Dagestan and neighboring Chechnya and Ingushetia.

    The Kremlin has vowed to clamp down on militant groups in the North Caucasus while stepping up efforts to boost the local economy.

     

    GROZNY, October 17 (RIA Novosti)

     

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