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Police Detain At Least 10 Over Ingushetia Attacks

The aftermath of the recent violence 24 June 2004 -- Police in Ingushetia have detained at least 10 people over attacks on 21 June that left nearly 100 people dead in the southern Russian republic.

Ingushetian Acting Interior Minister Beslan Khamkhoev told Interfax news agency police detained 10 suspects for their alleged role in the attacks. ITAR-TASS quoted an unnamed local Interior Ministry official as saying 12 people have been detained.

Some 200 militants on 21 June simultaneously attacked three towns in Ingushetia, targeting police stations, checkpoints, and government buildings.

At least 92 people were killed in the clashes, most of them security personnel. The rebels had only two confirmed casualties.

Following the attacks, Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to "destroy" the militants.


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