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2010-10-12 06:10:00

Researchers said Monday that traces of a previously unknown Bronze Age civilization have been discovered in the peaks of Russia's Caucasus Mountains because of aerial photographs taken 40 years ago. "We have discovered a civilization dating from the 16th to the 14th centuries BC, high in the mountains south of Kislovodsk," in Russia's North Caucasus region, Andrei Belinsky, the head of a joint Russian-German expedition that has been investigating the region for five years, told AFP. He said...

2005-12-06 20:17:23

By Oliver Bullough NALCHIK, Russia (Reuters) - Timur Mamayev was repeatedly beaten by police, who insulted his religion and harassed his children, his wife says. He appealed for help to the authorities but got no answer. Mamayev's patience snapped in mid-October when, as part of a group of 150 young Muslims, he attacked government buildings in the southern Russian town of Nalchik. "It was a protest. They did not want to win independence, 150 people would not win anything. They...

2005-10-14 08:01:56

By Oleg Shchedrov NALCHIK, Russia (Reuters) - Russia's Vladimir Putin told rebel insurgents on Friday they could expect no mercy in future after his forces said they killed scores of gunmen who launched an audacious raid on a town in the Caucasus. Speaking after ministers gave him an official report on Thursday's raid on Nalchik that throws in doubt the Kremlin's control of the mainly Muslim Caucasus region, Putin said security forces had acted "coherently, effectively, toughly."...

2005-10-14 05:24:37

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. One small group of rebels was still holed up in a prison administration building in Nalchik about 30 hours after militants attacked police and government offices in Nalchik in a string of simultaneous assaults on Thursday morning....

2005-10-14 01:36:09

By Oleg Shchedrov NALCHIK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian security forces said on Friday they had saved a group of hostages and killed their Chechen captors who held them overnight in a town in the Caucasus following a huge rebel raid that killed dozens. Justice officials said eight rebels were killed and their five captives freed after they tried to drive away in a mini-bus from the police station in the southern town of Nalchik where they had been holed up overnight. "All the...

2005-10-13 20:59:07

By Oleg Shchedrov NALCHIK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian security forces were surrounding Chechen fighters holed up with hostages in a town in the Caucasus on Friday, officials said, a day after a brazen rebel raid that killed dozens. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who came to power in 2000 by talking tough on Chechnya, ordered his security forces to cordon off the southern town of Nalchik after Thursday's attack and kill any gunmen who put up resistance. The authorities' rapid...

2005-10-13 07:27:32

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. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who came to power in 2000 by talking tough on Chechnya, stepped into the crisis, ordering his security forces to throw a ring of steel round the town of Nalchik and kill any gunman who put...

2005-10-13 04:29:49

By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - Gunbattles raged in a town in Russia's turbulent Caucasus region on Thursday after about 150 armed men, described as "religious extremists," staged lightning raids in which security forces killed 50 of the attackers. Emergency services quoted by Itar-Tass news agency reported many civilian casualties after a morning of mayhem in Nalchik, main city of the Muslim Kabardino-Balkaria region, which is near rebel Chechnya. Moscow radio said the dead...

2005-10-13 03:31:18

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Twenty people believed to be Russian security forces were killed in Thursday's rebel attack on the southern town of Nalchik, Moscow radio quoted a hospital source as saying. "They are all people in uniform," the source in Nalchik's Republican Hospital told Ekho Moskvy radio station. There were also 40 injured people in the hospital with more arriving all the time, the source added. Local officials said earlier that 10 of the attackers had been killed in gunbattles.

2005-10-13 03:12:44

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Emergency services said there had been "numerous casualties" among local people in the southern Russian town of Nalchik attacked on Thursday by armed insurgents, Itar-Tass news agency reported. It quoted emergency service officials in Nalchik, capital of the Kabardino-Balkaria region, as saying 31 ambulances were in the town trying to bring the injured to hospital. It gave no number for the injured.

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