Dec 13, 2014

Islamic militants attack Chechen capital; 20 dead

GROZNY, Russia (AP) — Police waged hours-long gunbattles with Islamic militants who attacked Chechnya's capital Thursday, leaving at least 20 people dead and underscoring Russia's vulnerability just as President Vladimir Putin used patriotic and religious imagery in his state-of-the-nation address to defend his standoff with the West. The clashes in Grozny, the city's biggest in years, dented a...

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