According to Russian news reports, a mobile group of Mujahideen attacked in the Maskhadov district (former Staropromyslovsky district) of the Chechen capital of Jokhar a Russian military convoy with police mercenaries from the Russian-held Siberian region on Khakasia late Friday, December 1, 2006. The invaders claim that only the Russian commander of the group has been severely wounded in the attack.Â
In addition, another Russian military convoy ofÂ a gang of so-calledÂ “Russian interior ministry” has been attacked with small arms, also on Friday, on a highway on the outskirts of the Chechen town of Gudermes. The invaders claim that only one of commanders of police mercenaries from the Khabarovsk region, a territory in the Russian-held Pacific Far-Eastern areas , has been wounded in the action.Â
It is very difficult to receive information about the real extent and nature of Russian casualties in Chechnya because the Russians regard it as a military secret.