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    North Caucasus Security Watch, December 21

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    MOSCOW, December 21 (RIA Novosti)

    Below is a summary of the main security-related events in the North Caucasus on December 19, 2005

    * Law enforcement bodies discovered a cache of weapons and explosives near the village of Zandak in Chechnya

    * Daghestani law enforcers detained a transport vehicle in the Nazran, the republic's capital, carrying 70 metric tons of illegally produced oil

    * The number of Chechen residents poisoned by an unidentified substance has reached 63 people, many of whom are children. A local healthcare official said medical personnel are still attempting to establish the cause of poisoning