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Six arrested for involvement in blast in Russia

Six people have been arrested for alleged involvement in last Wednesday`s terrorist attack in Stavropol in southern Russia.



Moscow: Six people have been arrested for
alleged involvement in last Wednesday`s terrorist attack in
Stavropol in southern Russia in which seven people were killed
and more than 40 injured, according to reports.

"By now, six people suspected of preparing and
carrying out the terrorist attack before the concert of the
Chechen Vainakh dance ensemble in Stavropol have been
arrested.

They were detained on the territory of Ingushetia," a
police source was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti.

A powerful blast went off outside the House of Culture
and Sport in the city of Stavropol on Wednesday evening before
a Chechen dance troupe`s performance.

According to investigators, the detained persons
included both those who masterminded and carried out the
terrorist attack and belonged to militant groups operating in
the North Caucasus.

The Stavropol Territory is the largest region in the
North Caucasus Federal District, which borders on Chechnya,
Ingushetia and other Muslim-dominated Caucasus republics.

Experts say the terror strike, in which mostly local
Chechen women and children were killed and injured was
directed at communal harmony in the region, which so far had
avoided direct clashes between ethnic Russians and Muslim
minorities despite a string of terror attacks in 1990s.

PTI

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