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6 Suicide Belts Found Near Moscow

Authorities said Friday that they found six explosive-packed belts in a house outside Moscow, presumably for use by suicide bombers. Agents of the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Federal Security Service stormed the unoccupied house in Tolstopaltsevo, about 25 kilometers southwest of Moscow, on Thursday afternoon, the prosecutor’s office said. “Today we have prevented at least five possible terrorist acts,” Interior Minister Boris Gryzlov was quoted by Interfax as saying. It was unclear what information prompted the agents to search the house, but the prosecutor’s office said the information had come up during investigation of this month’s fatal bombings in Moscow. Some news reports said the authorities were told of the cache by Zarema Muzhekhoyeva, a 22-year-old resident of Chechnya, who was arrested July 10 while trying to enter a restaurant on Tverskaya-Yamskaya with an explosives-filled bag. The bag exploded on the sidewalk outside the restaurant, killing the sapper who was trying to defuse it. Full Story

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