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Monday, January 07, 2013

Muslim militants target Russian Christmas services


"Russian security forces killed three militants suspected of planning attacks on church services during the Russian Orthodox Christmas holiday, authorities said.

Security forces tried to stop a van in the restive North Caucasus province of Kabardino-Balkaria on Sunday but its occupants opened fire and were killed in the ensuing battle, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a statement.

It said that explosives, guns and ammunition were found in the van and that the men who were killed had been planning attacks on churches during services marking Russian Orthodox Christmas, which is on Monday."

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