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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bomb Kills Soldier

MOSCOW -- A Russian soldier was killed and two others wounded Friday when a bomb exploded on the border between Dagestan and Chechnya, Itar-Tass reported.

Dagestani security forces said the bomb, probably operated by remote control, exploded as a truck carrying 27 Russian troops crossed a bridge 180 meters from the Chechen border.

The Russian army, which fought a 21-month war against Chechnya before a 1996 cease-fire, now patrols the Dagestan-Chechen border and is regularly the target of attacks and kidnappings.