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Two Men Sentenced in Russia Power Plant Attack

RIA Novosti

17:01 29/02/2012 NALCHIK, February 29 (RIA Novosti) - The Supreme Court of Kabardino-Balkaria on Wednesday sentenced two people involved in a 2010 attack on a hydropower plant in the North Caucasus republic to 14 years in prison, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.

A group of gunmen burst into the Baksan Hydropower Plant in the republic of Kabardino-Balkaria on July 21, 2010, shooting dead two security guards. They then detonated five improvised explosive devices at the plant.

Two militants involved in the attack were killed within a few days. In October 2010, investigators said another two suspects, Timur Shibzukhov, 24, and Magomed Shogenov, 26, were detained and confessed to being involved in the attack.

The blasts at the Baksan Hydropower Plant knocked out three power units, leaving the cities of Baksan, Nalchik and Tyrnyauz without electricity. Damages were estimated at over $23 million.

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