Russian soldiers killed in ‘Islamic State’-claimed attack in Chechnya

At least six Russian soldiers were killed on Friday when gunmen launched an attack on a military facility in Chechnya, the National Guard said in a statement.

“Six of the attackers were destroyed,” the National Guard said. “During the armed combat, six military were killed and there are wounded.”

The “armed bandits” stormed the base under heavy fog but failed to enter the facility, said the National Guard, a national security agency created by Russian President Vladimir Putin last year for counterterrorism and border security operations.