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Residents of Yandi in Chechnya reported that masked men, presumably government forces, torched several homes on Dec. 8. After the deadly militant attack in Grozny on Dec. 6, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov had vowed to raze the homes of relatives of those responsible for the killings.
At least 16 people have been killed in a clash between suspected Islamist militants and counterterrorism police in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. Ten policemen are among the dead, and dozens of people have been wounded, in fighting that broke out at a publishing house and a school. A video surfaced claiming that the attack was ordered by Chechen Islamist leader Aslan Byutukayev a.k.a. Emir Khamzat.
A suicide bombing outside a Grozny concert hall, where celebrations marking City Day and the birthday of Chechnya president Ramzan Kadyrov were taking place, killed five policemen and wounded at least eight other people. The bomber, 19-year-old local resident Opti Mudarov, had been stopped at a security checkpoint near the entrance to the hall.