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Three men detained in Chechnya over 2001 bomb attack

GROZNY, June 5 (RIA Novosti) - Three men have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in a 2001 bomb attack that left police officers wounded have been arrested in southwest Chechnya, police said Monday.

"Two suspected militants were arrested early Sunday in the district center of Urus-Martan," a spokesman said, adding that the other suspect was arrested in the Nozhai-Yurt district, which is about 40 miles southeast of country's capital, Grozny.

The spokesman said that investigators had established that the men were involved in the roadside bombing of a police car in June 2001 that left four police officers injured and a Kalashinkov assault rifle and two grenades had been found in the home of one of the men.

Police in the neighboring republic of Ingushetia said another Chechen citizen had been detained for possession of 12 hand grenades and rounds.

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