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Chechnya: The week in brief: 25 - 31 Jul 2005

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July 28 - US channel ABC broadcast an interview with Shamil Basayev in which the Chechen warlord again denied responsibility for the death of children during the September 2004 Beslan siege, which he masterminded, and blamed Russian forces for it. In the interview, which was made by Russian journalist Andrei Babitsky, Basayev said that further tragedies of this kind might happen in the future until the killing of Chechen people stops.

Unknown people fired at the police station in the village of Borozdinovskaya, killing one policeman.

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