Russia Update: Caucasus Emirate Terrorists Take Over Press Building in Grozny

December 4, 2014
Screen grab from amateur video of Grozny overlooking the public library, with the Press House complex in the distance and a fire in a building there December 4, 2014.

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Last night gunmen reportedly from the terrorist group Caucasus Emirates have taken over the Press House in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya and this morning have occupied a school. It is the first terrorist attack in the capital since 2011. At least 6 terrorists have reportedly already been killed, and at least 10 law-enforcers have been killed and 20 wounded.

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