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Chechnya: The week in brief: 6 - 12 Jun 2005

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June 7 - The Moscow-backed leadership of the Chechen Republic decided to move the remains of soldiers and civilians killed during the two Chechen wars from spontaneous burial places to regular cemeteries.
June 7-9 - Women of the "Beslan Mothers" committee staged a hunger strike in the North Ossetian capital of Vladikavkaz against the appointment of Teymuraz Mamsurov, chairman of the local parliament, as the republic's new president.

June 9 - Seven policemen from the Russian region of Tver deployed in Chechnya were killed when Chechen guerrillas ambushed their UAZ car on the Kurchaloy-Avtury road.

June 12 - A bomb derailed the Grozny-Moscow passenger train some 150 kilometers south of the Russian capital. Dozens of people were injured, but only eight hospitalized.

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