|Battle of Khankala|
|Part of First Chechen War|
|Russian Airborne Troops||Chechen National Guard|
|Casualties and losses|
|Unknown||7 armoured vehicles|
Battle of Khankala was a failed attempt by the Chechen to counterattack at the strategic position at Khankala from Grozny and Argun using armoured vehicles. Khankala is the former Soviet military base and airstrip at the eastern outskirts of Grozny, also overtaking the main Rostov-Baku highway and cutting direct access into the Chechen capital of Grozny from the town of Argun. It was captured by a column of Russian troops led by elements of the 104th Guards Airborne Division in a surprise south-east dash from the village of Tolstoy-Yurt. Reportedly, the Chechens lost six tanks and an armoured personnel carrier while failing to dislodge the Russian paratroopers.
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