Chechen leader tells security forces to shoot if Russian police intrude

April 23, 2015 6:20 PM

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Chechen leader tells security forces to shoot if Russian police intrude

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The leader of the Russia's southern region of Chechnya has ordered his police to "shoot to kill" if servicemen from other parts of the country encroach on their territory.

Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov gave the order after a man was killed in his capital, Grozny, in an operation by police from the neighboring region of Stavropol. Kadyrov said on Instagram this week he had ordered an investigation into the death.

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