6 SERVICEMEN KILLED, 11 WOUNDED DURING THE DAY IN CHECHNYA

Six Russian servicemen were killed and eleven wounded as a result of attacks on federal forces by Chechen rebels yesterday, Interfax reports referring to the sources at the Military Staff. During the day, 22 firings of checkpoints, military barracks, and administrative buildings were recorded. The military, in particular, report that rebels bombarded a checkpoint in eastern Grozny, The fight lasted more than an hour. The Special Purpose Militia Squad (OMON) from Karachayevo-Cherkessiya also was attacked.