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Essentuki blast organizers identified
MOSCOW - Investigators have identified the people, who ordered and organized the terrorist act in a commuter train in Essentuki that killed 45 and injured 188 people on Dec. 5, said Yegenia Androsova, press secretary of the Stavropol department of Federal Security Service (FSB). According to the preliminary investigation results, the blast in Essentuki was organized by the same terrorist group, which was behind the blast that killed six people and wounded 87 in Kislovodsk on Sep. 3. Also, investigators believe they will be able establish the identity of the terrorist-kamikaze, who ignited the blast, Izvestia reports. Meantime, FSB Director Nikolai Patrushev named the notorious Chechen terrorist Shamil Basayev in an official statement today as the brains behind all kamikaze-related bomb blasts in the country. “Basayev spreads the kamikaze training methods among other terrorist leaders in Chechnya,” he added.
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