Seven militants have disarmed nine local policemen in the Grozny district of Chechnya. According to the republican law-enforcement bodies, the incident took place on July 28th in the village of Chechen-Aul.
Officers from the Non-Departmental Security Agency under the Chechen Interior Affairs Department were travelling via this village on two vehicles and got ambushed. Chechen policemen failed to resist the attack giving the bandits seven Kalashnikov assault rifles, a machine gun, a grenade launcher and two pistols. The militants left the scene on two police cars. A few hours later, one car was found burnt down. The bandits managed to escape.
An investigation into the case has been launched.