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Russian City Recovers After Chechen Rebel Attack

Life in the southern Russian city of Nalchik is beginning to return to normal following this week's deadly attacks by Chechen militants.

The capital of Russia's republic of Kabardino-Balkaria province is observing a day of mourning. Reports from Nalchik say many shops and businesses have re-opened and people are returning to the city's streets. But police are still stopping civilians for document checks.

Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday ordered authorities to provide immediate assistance to the victims of the terrorist attack.

Authorities Friday said they had put down all resistance after a series of coordinated terrorist raids that began Thursday. Officials now report at least 92 militants killed in the violence, in addition to 36 police officers and civilians.

Kabardino-Balkaria borders the republic of Chechnya, where Russian troops have been battling separatists for more than a decade.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.