A court in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don has sentenced a group of alleged Islamic extremists over a deadly 2010 terrorist attack in North Ossetia.
The court sentenced the leader of the group, Isa Khashagulgov from Russia's North Caucasus region of Ingushetia, to life in prison; his four associates received prison terms between 14 and 25 years.
The defendants were found guilty of organizing and carrying out a series of "criminal" acts in Ingushetia and the neighboring region of North Ossetia, including the suicide bombing at a marketplace in the North Ossetian capital, Vladikavkaz, in September 2010.
Twenty people were killed and more than 200 were injured in the attack.
The defendants' lawyers told journalists that they plan to appeal the sentences.
Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS