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Russian militants ‘wanted planes for suicide bombings’

Russian prosecutors said yesterday that an uprising in the southern town of Nalchik 16 days ago may have been aimed at seizing planes from the local airport for use in suicide bombings similar to the September 11 attacks in the US. Up to 200 Islamist militants targeted eight law-enforcement buildings simultaneously earlier this month, but an attack on the airport was repelled by federal troops. The deputy prosecutor general, Nikolai Shepel, told Interfax yesterday: “Our information suggests that the terrorists planned to attack 40 facilities in Nalchik and seize the local airport.”Full Story

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