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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Helicopter Fired On

MOSCOW -- A Russian military helicopter was fired on and damaged as it flew over Chechnya, Russian officials said Tuesday in the latest evidence of continuing instability in the breakaway republic.

The helicopter was making a routine flight at the time, the military press service told Interfax, which did not say when the incident occurred.

The crew was not injured and managed to land the helicopter safely at the Russian base at Mozdok, just northwest of Chechnya.