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Mosnews: Suspected Bombers Detained in Derailed Chechen Train Case — Source

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    Suspected Bombers Detained in Derailed Chechen Train Case — Source Created: 01.07.2005 MosNews Two men suspected of carrying out an attack on a passenger
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      Suspected Bombers Detained in Derailed Chechen Train Case — Source

      Created: 01.07.2005

      MosNews

      Two men suspected of carrying out an attack on a passenger train
      heading from Chechnya on June 12 have been detained, a source in the
      law enforcement bodies said. They reportedly belong to a radical
      nationalist grouping.

      The train was derailed by an explosion in the Moscow region, at least
      15 passengers were hurt when six of the cars left the tracks, the
      ITAR-TASS news agency said.

      "The train driver said that an explosion took place in front of the
      engine," FSB spokeswoman Diana Shemyakina said.

      No one was killed in the incident when two carriages of the train
      heading from the Chechen capital Grozny derailed 150 km (90 miles)
      south of Moscow. Officials said two people were taken to hospital and
      more than 10 were slightly injured. Shemyakina told Interfax that a
      one-meter (three-foot) crater was discovered at the scene. She said
      investigators had also found electric wires attached to the rails.

      All the passengers of the derailed train arrived safely at the
      Paveletsky train station in Moscow on a commuter train, Interfax
      reported. The passengers were met by policemen and representatives of
      other law-enforcement bodies, doctors and psychologists.

      A regular passenger train link with Grozny has been widely advertised
      by Russian officials as a sign of normalization in the southern
      province, devastated by years of conflict.

      Separatist rebels, who attack Russian troops and pro-Moscow officials
      almost daily inside the region, also have a record of hitting civilian
      targets outside Chechnya. But President Vladimir Putin's adviser on
      the region suggested that Russian ultra-nationalists could equally
      have been responsible for the attack on the train.

      "Unfortunately, there are a number of Nazi organizations who do not
      hide their hatred of people originating from the Caucasus region,"
      Aslanbek Aslakhanov, an ethnic Chechen, told Interfax.
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