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Belarus: Minsk Police Detain Several Suspects In Subway Blast

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Several suspects have been detained in connection with the terrorist attack in the Minsk subway, Belarusian Deputy Prosecutor General Andrei Swede said on Tuesday.

The Belarusian KGB also promised a reward for providing any information related to the terrorist act that killed at least 12 and injured more than 120 when a bomb exploded as a train stood at the Oktyabrskaya metro station at 5.55 pm (14:55 GMT) on Monday. The bomb was planted under a bench in the subway’s only transfer station, the city’s busiest.

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Belarus

“Confidentiality and adequate remuneration are guaranteed to those who provide photos and video which were produced before, during or after the explosion, or (who provide) information about the preparation or commission of the crime,” the Belarusian KGB reported.

KGB officers on Tuesday demanded the editor of the opposition newspaper Nasha Niva provide photo and video content of the explosion in the Minsk subway.

The Belarusian KGB also said the most likely perpetrator of the attack has already been identified and photofits of the supects have been released. Belarusian Interior Minister Anatoly Kuleshov said the bomb was probably homemade and radio-controlled.

The blast has been classed as terrorism.

Ria Novosti

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