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Two die in Chechnya shootout

Authorities in Southern Russian Republic of Chechnya report that one federal soldier has been killed and two others wounded in a shootout with a militant.

The incident took place when a car was stopped at a security checkpoint and its driver started shooting.

The militant was killed in the exchange of fire that followed.

Police said the attacker could be a participant of an unlawful armed group wanted for a chain of terror acts.

A grenade launcher, home-made explosives, grenades and fake car plates were found when the car was searched.