Caharkala/Agency Caucasus – Seven Chechen police officers in support of were gunned down by a sniper the Christmas night when they were standing by a Christmas tree, which Ramzan Kadirov, the Kremlin-guided President of Chechnya, planted in central Caharkala and said that it would be the tallest Christmas tree of .
Some Chechen sources reported that among the seven killed police officers were senior officials. The security forces under the command of Kadyrov asked for help from Shali when they were panicked by similar attacks in several other parts of the capital city against police officers. It was also interesting to see that the Interior Ministry officials of the puppet Chechen administration reported this incident to have caused two casualties only. ÖZ/FT