Islamists attacked a publishing house, police checkpoint and school in Grozny, Chechnya today.
At least 19 people were killed in the attack.
A man looks up at the burnt publishing house in Grozny. (BBC)
Footage has emerged of the fighting in Grozny Chechnya today.
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At least 10 police officers had been killed and 28 injured in the clashes.
The BBC reported:
Rebel gunmen have shot their way into the heavily fortified Chechen capital, Grozny, in a night-time attack which left as many as 16 people dead.
Arriving at 01:00 (22:00 GMT Wednesday) in cars, they fired on a traffic police checkpoint before attacking a media building and a school.
An Islamist group said it had launched a suicide attack to avenge attacks by security forces on Muslim women.
Chechnya’s Moscow-backed president said the situation was under control.
Ramzan Kadyrov said none of the attackers had escaped.