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Militant surrenders in Chechnya

A militant from Umat Chechayev's unit surrendered in Chechnya yesterday, the regional operative staff for the counter-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus told RIA Novosti.

His name is not given in the investigation interests.

According to the militant, he organized and performed several terrorist acts against civilians and federal forces and his relatives were involved in the explosion of the Chechen government's building on December 27, 2002.

The militant reported that Chechayev's gang planned a major terrorist act in the Chechen capital. He helped to find two Chechayev's militants in Grozny, the staff said. They put out armed resistance and were liquidated.

According to the staff, 6.4 kilograms of TNT, two pistols, three grenades, three electric detonators, three radio stations and several forged IDs were seized from the militants.

Pre-investigation procedures and identification of the liquidated terrorists are underway, RIA Novosti's interlocutor said