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  • Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Mar 6, 1996

    First Chechen War

    Chechen fighters infiltrated Grozny and launched a three-day surprise raid on the city

    Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Mar 6, 1996

    On 6 March, between 1,500 and 2,000 Chechen fighters infiltrated Grozny and launched a three-day surprise raid on the city, overrunning much of it and capturing caches of weapons and ammunition. Also in March, Chechen fighters attacked Samashki, where hundreds of villagers were killed.




  • Cyprus
    Wednesday Mar 6, 1996

    First Chechen War

    Cypriot passenger jet was hijacked by Chechen sympathizers while flying toward Germany

    Cyprus
    Wednesday Mar 6, 1996

    On 6 March, a Cypriot passenger jet was hijacked by Chechen sympathisers while flying toward Germany. Both of these incidents were resolved through negotiations, and the hijackers surrendered without any fatalities being inflicted.




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