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Ingushetia Jails ‘Teenage Terrorist Leader’

RIA Novosti

18:18 07/02/2012 MOSCOW, February 7 (RIA Novosti) - A 19-year-old resident of Ingushetia linked to the deadly explosion in Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport was jailed for nine years for his ties to terrorists.

Bashir Khamkhoyev was found guilty on several charges, including attempted murder of a law enforcement official and creating a terrorist group, the Investigative Committee said on its website on Tuesday.

Khamkhoyev established a terrorist cell when still underage, the Investigative Committee said. He was detained in February 2011 after his car got in a road accident in his native republic in the turbulent North Caucasus.

The charges are not related to the Domodedovo attack in January 2011, which saw 37 killed in the airport’s international arrival hall by a suicide bomber. Khamkhoyev is suspected of having a hand in aiding the attacker, though the investigation is still ongoing.

Two relatives of the bomber, who were earlier accused of helping him along with Khamkhoyev, were cleared by police in September.

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