One of Russia's most wanted men, the Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov, has reportedly died.
The Kavkaz Center, a website linked to Islamist militants, claimed Umarov had "become a martyr", although there were no details on how he may have died.
A spokesman for Russia's anti-terrorism agency was unable to confirm whether the claims were true.
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The boy was found unconscious and in cardiac arrest and was rushed to hospital where he died.
The victim, who was wearing her uniform at the time, was found knocking on doors nearly four hours after she was abducted.
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