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15 Jan, 2008 07:20

Militants killed in Chechnya

A militant group involved in the murder of several policemen has been stopped in a special operation in Chechnya. Four individuals, including the group's leader, were killed during the operation, while a member of the assault force was injured.

The militants had barricaded themselves in a house in the republic's capital Grozny.

A number of weapons were discovered, including a grenade launcher, several assault rifles and silenced pistols.