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Multiple attacks on security personnel in Chechnya, IS claims responsibility

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    Moscow, Aug 20: The Islamic State (IS) have claimed responsibility for attacks at three different locations in Chechnya on Monday, said reports.

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    The attacks were aimed at the security forces and several policeman are said to be injured.

    Officials in Russia confirmed several policemen were wounded in the cities Grozny and Shali, reported Al-Jazeera.

    The responsibility for the attacks was claimed by a website called Amaq which is said to be affiliated to the Islamic State.

    Amaq said its militants had attacked police officers in the areas of Shalinsky, Mesker-Yurt, and Grozny, but did not provide further details, said a Reuters report.

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