Suspect in 2001 Russian Bombing Campaign Detained in Ukraine

KIEV, November 14 (RIA Novosti) – A man sought by Russian authorities over his suspected involvement in deadly blasts in southern Russia in 2001 has been detained in Ukraine, security services in Kiev said Wednesday.

The suspect was detained in the course of a separate investigation into a suicide bombing in October at a frontier post on the Russian-Ukraine frontier that killed the attacker and left two Ukrainian border guards seriously injured.

Four people have been detained over the border attack.

Ukrainian security services said in a statement that one of the detainees was from the Russian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria.

He was already wanted on suspicion of involvement in a string of 2001 terror attacks in the southern Russian Stavropol territory that left 26 people dead and injured 136, officials said.

In the deadliest attack, a car bomb went off near an entrance to the central market of the resort city of Yessentuki, killing at least 20 people.

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