In Russia, seven people including two policemen have been killed in rebels attack on church in central Grozny.
Gunmen stormed the building in a bid to take hostages � with no responsbility for the attack yet claimed.
Interfax news agency reports the gunmen were "eliminated" by security services in a fierce gunfight.
The battle also claimed the lives of two cops and a churchgoer at the Church of Michael the Archangel in Grozny, the capital of Russia's Republic of Chechnya.
Source: Radio Pakistan