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World IN BRIEF / RUSSIA

Car Bomb Suspects Arrested, Police Say

March 26, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Suspects in a string of bombings in southern Russia that killed at least 21 people--the worst act of terrorism in the region in months--have been arrested, a top security official said. Authorities were seeking at least six others.

Three cars with bombs exploded almost simultaneously Saturday in three towns near Chechnya.

Of the 70 victims still hospitalized, eight were in critical condition, said Col. Viktor Shkareda, a spokesman for the Emergency Situations Ministry in the northern Caucasus.

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