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Jochen Piest was a correspondent for the German newsmagazine Stern. On January 10, 1995, Piest was killed in a suicide attack by a Chechen rebel against a Russian mine-clearing unit in the village of Chervlyonna, about 24 kilometers northeast of the Chechen [[Capital capital, Grozny. Piest was fatally hit by three bullets, while a Rossiskaya Gazeta correspondent Vladimir Sorokin was wounded in the attack. The gunman died when the locomotive collided with the military train.[1]


  1. Yeltsin Weighs a Shake-Up Of Russian Army Command, The New York Times, January 12, 1995

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