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By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's most wanted man, Chechen rebel leader Shamil Basayev, was killed during an overnight operation by special forces, the state security chief told President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
GROZNY, Russia (Reuters) - Ramzan Kadyrov, a strongman accused of mass human rights abuses, was appointed head of Chechnya's pro-Moscow government on Saturday. Kadyrov heads a militia that rights groups accuse of feeding the cycle of violence in Chechnya.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The prime minister in Chechnya's pro-Moscow administration resigned on Tuesday, clearing the way for local strongman Ramzan Kadyrov -- who critics blame for repeated human rights abuses -- to replace him.
GROZNY, Russia (Reuters) - Chechens were voting on Sunday for a regional assembly that is unlikely to appease anti-Moscow rebels but is expected to cement the power of a local pro-Russian strongman. The poll marks the end of a unilateral peace plan drawn up by Moscow for the turbulent region.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Chechen Prime Minister Sergei Abramov is in hospital after suffering serious injuries in a car crash in Moscow, NTV television said on Friday, days before a regional election. "His condition is ... serious, but stable," NTV said.
By Oleg Shchedrov NALCHIK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian security forces said on Friday they had all but wiped out the remnants of a rebel force that tried to storm a Caucasus town in an attack that raised doubts about the Kremlin's control in the region.
By Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) - Chechen fighters launched a huge attack on police and army buildings in a southern Russia town on Thursday in a brazen operation that killed dozens and challenged Kremlin assertions it had the turbulent Caucasus under control.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked a police headquarters and other government buildings in a Russian province near rebel Chechnya on Thursday and a battle was raging in the town, Russian news agencies reported.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked the police headquarters and other government buildings in a Russian province near rebel Chechnya region on Thursday and a battle was raging in the town, news agencies reported.
MAKHACHKALA, Russia (Reuters) - A police car was blown up in the Russian region of Dagestan near Chechnya on Saturday, killing at least two police officers, a Reuters witness said.