High-rise apartment buildings and a hotel are illuminated in the Chechen regional capital of Grozny, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)
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Four gunmen attacked a Russian Orthodox church in the mostly Muslim Russian province of Chechnya, but were killed by security forces in a clash Saturday that also left two policemen and a churchgoer dead. The attack underscored security challenges in Russia as it prepares to host soccer's World Cup next month.The Investigative Committee, Russia's top investigative agency, said two police officers were killed and another two were wounded in the clash.The Chechen leader said three of the attackers were residents of Chechnya and one came from a neighboring region.Rebels also have waged attacks elsewhere in Russia, including a subway bombing in St. Petersburg in April 2017 that left 16 dead and wounded more than 50 others.St. Petersburg is one of Russia's 11 host cities for the World Cup.
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