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Police detain two suspected militants in Chechnya

GROZNY, June 25 (RIA Novosti) - Police have detained two suspected militants in the troubled Republic of Chechnya in Russia's North Caucasus, the local interior ministry said Sunday.

Police seized one of the militants in his own house near the provincial capital of Grozny at a collective farm called Rodina. The other militant was detained in the village of Chernorechye on the outskirts of Grozny, the ministry said.

Both militants are suspected of fighting against federal troops on the territory of Chechnya: one in 1999 and the other in 1994-1996, the ministry said.

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