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Three Killed In Tatarstan Car Blast

The scene of the blast is cordoned off by police.
The scene of the blast is cordoned off by police.
Authorities in the Russian republic of Tatarstan say three suspected members of an Islamic group that was planning a terrorist attack have been killed in an explosion, which tore their car apart.

Officials said the car appeared to have been destroyed by a handmade explosive that detonated accidentally on the Kazan-Zelenodolsk highway early on August 20.

Officials said the remains of three men, Kalashnikov assault rifles, and Islamic leaflets and books were found in the debris of the destroyed car.

The blast comes after Tatarstan's Mufti Ildus Faizov was injured in a car bombing and his former deputy Valiulla Yakupov was shot dead in Kazan on July 19.

Both clerics were known for criticism of religious extremism.

A previously unknown group calling itself the "Mujahedins of Tatarstan" took responsibility for those attacks.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax
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by: Samir from: New York
August 20, 2012 11:19
Very sad to see this violence now in Tatarstan. Used to be peaceful place, maybe some problems but never violence like this.

by: Jack from: US
August 20, 2012 12:55
"Mujahedins of Tatarstan" are peaceful Wahhabi Sunni activists funded and armed by US government and Saudi Arabia. They peacefully protest the policies of evil Russian government
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by: Alex from: LA
August 21, 2012 14:34
All these attacks by terrorist groups in Russian Federation are never called 'Terrorist attacks' by US news outlets, because Russian is not our ally, in other cases they use overly stronger words when they should not. This is the BS of American double standard mixed with economical interest and lets not forget the corporate control of US politics and the true policy makers in the US. If people don't believe that corporation are the creators of virtually all new laws in the US, then you are ....

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