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    Militants involved in attacks on federals detained in Chechnya

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    GROZNY, February 22 (RIA Novosti) - Police in Chechnya have detained several rebel suspects allegedly involved in attacks on Russian security forces, a source at the republic's Interior Ministry said Wednesday.

    One of the detainees is suspected of complicity in an attack on a police car near the village of Tangi-Chu, in the southern province of Urus Martan, on October 2001, which left one policeman dead and one other wounded, the source said.

    Also, according to the source, a cache with arms and ammunition has been found in the town of Argun, near the border with Georgia. About 30 kilograms of a substance resembling TNT has been uncovered here along with several grenade launchers and mines. The substance is now being identified by forensic specialists, and a search operation is on to track down the cache's owners.

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