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October 23, 2021

Several people detained in Minsk subway bombing probe

MINSK – Police detained several suspects within the probe into the subway bombing, Deputy Prosecutor General Andrei Shved told reporters on Tuesday. Shved leads a group of the investigators probing the deadly terrorist attack on Monday that claimed 12 lives, Itar-Tass informs. At present, 151 people are in Minsk hospitals; of those 40 are in a serious condition, and 58 are in a “medium severity condition.”Earlier reports said police had ascertained the identity of a suspected mastermind behind the bombing and that they had composed the identikits of two suspects. Twelve people were reported dead after an explosion at a metro station in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, The Independent reports.

The powerful explosion rocked the evening rush hour at the central Oktyabrskaya station, close to the offices of President Alexander Lukashenko.
Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko has said a deadly blast in the metro system in the capital Minsk was an attempt to destabilise the country, BBC informs. In televised remarks, Mr Lukashenko said the explosion was aimed at undermining “peace and stability”.

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