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Suicide Belt Found In Russia, Man Detained


The reported discovery of a suicide belt in Stavropol came a week after six people were killed in a suspected suicide attack on a bus in the city of Volgograd.

The reported discovery of a suicide belt in Stavropol came a week after six people were killed in a suspected suicide attack on a bus in the city of Volgograd.

Police in Russia's southern Stavropol region say they have found a suicide belt and detained its suspected owner.

Police said on November 1 that sniffer dogs discovered the powerful homemade explosive device during a search operation on the outskirts of the southwestern city of Stavropol.

Police said the suicide belt was filled with the equivalent of some two kilograms of TNT and equipped with a detonator.

The suspected owner was later detained.

He was said to be a 30-year-old man, but it was not immediately clear whether he was a resident of Stavropol.

The reported discovery of the suicide belt and the man's detention came a week after six people were killed in a suspected suicide attack on a bus in the city of Volgograd.


Based on reporting by Interfax and "The Moscow Times"
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