At least 16 killed, 28 policemen wounded in Russia's Chechnya attack

December 4, 2014 1:26 PM

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At least 16 killed, 28 policemen wounded in Russia's Chechnya attack

GROZNY/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Gunmen stormed a building in Chechnya's regional capital of Grozny on Thursday killing 16 people, including ten police, hours before President Vladimir Putin vowed in a policy speech to defend Russia against what he called efforts to dismember it.

Chechnya's Kremlin-backed leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, wrote on his Instagram account that "six terrorists were annihilated" after they had opened fire at a police patrol car, killing three officers and then stormed offices housing local media.

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