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    THE CHECHEN "IRRECONCILABLE" TRIED "TO SACRIFICE CIVILIANS" DURING KURBAN-BAIRAM HOLIDAY

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    GROZNY, February 3 (RIA Novosti) - A big terrorist act was prevented during the Kurban-Bairam holiday (Id-all-Adha in Turkic languages) which crowns the month of hajj to the Islamic holy places. The regional operational headquarters for controlling the anti-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus reported about it on Tuesday.

    "According to the criminals' plan, the civilians who wanted to visit the graves of their relatives at the cemetery in the Leninsky district of Grozny during the Kurban-Bairam holiday were to have become the victims of the terrorist act," the headquarters spokesman said.

    According to him, a suspicious object was found by a local resident. The law enforcers, who arrived at the place, established that the find was a homemade explosive device made from a 122 mm mine.

    "The bomb was taken away to a safe place and exploded. The names of the persons concerned in making and planting the mine are being established," the spokesman said.

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