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Suspects Arrested In Attack On Ingushetian President

Ingushetian President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov was seriously injured in the attack.
MAGAS, Russia -- The Interior Ministry of the Russian Republic of Ingushetia has announced the arrest of suspects allegedly involved in the attack on Ingushetian President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

Interior Minister Ruslan Meyriev told journalists that Rustaman Makhauri, one of the closest associates of Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov, is among them.

Makhauri and several other rebels were detained on July 8 in Ingushetia's Sunzhen district.

Yevkurov was severely wounded in a suicide bomb attack on June 22 and is recovering in a Moscow clinic.