Members of illegal armed formations fired at the federal positions in Chechnya 6 times in the past twenty-four hours, a spokesman for the headquarters of the Joint Group of Federal Forces in Chechnya said on Wednesday. According to reports, yesterday three unidentified persons driving a Zhiguli car at the village of Chernorechye, Grozny district, fired at mobile policemen guarding an oil and gas complex. Opening return fire, the policemen destroyed the criminals' car. In addition, militants fired at the outpost of the Moscow region police and the building seating the Vologda region interior ministry department in the Leninsky district of Grozny.
A Russian fighter with call sign Rassvet (Sunrise) destroyed an Abrams tank in the area of Avdiivka, the 15th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade said