Nine Russian Soldiers Reported Killed In Chechnya
7 August 2005 -- Chechnya's pro-Kremlin administration said today that nine Russian soldiers were killed and nine more wounded in weekend clashes with Chechen separatist rebels.
Russian forces withdrew from Chechnya following a 1994-96 war. They returned to the republic in 1999 after Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed Chechen separatists for a series of deadly bombings in Russia.
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