‘Islamic State’ claims responsibility for Chechnya attacks

Two policemen were wounded and five militants killed on Monday in the Chechnyan town of Shali and several traffic police officers injured in the capital Grozny, Chechnya’s regional head, Ramzan Kadyrov wrote on his official Telegram social networking account.

“The bandits have been neutralized,” Kadyrov said. “The situation in Grozny and Chechnya is absolutely calm,” he added.

Police in the North Caucasus region said two men armed with knives had attempted to enter the Shali district police department and “inflicted wounds on two police employees on duty.” They were subsequently shot dead.