Five policemen killed in Chechnya
The Interior Ministry says the police convoy consisting of three 4x4 cars, came under attack when traveling through a narrow mountain gorge between Itum-Kala and Sharoi on Sunday evening.
Authorities say the militants used grenade launchers and small arms fire.
“Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a Russian Interior Ministry truck convoy in the Sharoi district of the republic of Chechnya. The incident occurred on the highway at around 5 pm on Sunday. Five policemen, including the district interior department chief, were killed in the clash. Four others were wounded,” Vladimir Markin from Russia’s prosecutor’s office explained.
An investigation and a search for the attackers are underway.