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Two Charged in Moscow Market Blast


Russian prosecutors say they have charged two students in Monday's bombing of a market in Moscow that killed 10.

Moscow prosecutor Yuri Syomin says the two, Ilya Tikhomirov and Oleg Kostyrev, were charged with racially motivated murder. He says there was no evidence suggesting that the two were part of an extremist organization.

Russia's Itar-Tass news agency quotes Syomin as saying that a third suspect, Valery Yukuvtsov played a role in the attack. But it remains unclear when he will be charged.

The bomb exploded Monday morning at the Cherkizovsky trading arcade in northeastern Moscow, causing a section of the market to collapse. About 40 people were injured.

Syomin says seven of the dead have been identified. He says two were Russian, while the other five were from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

Many of the traders working in the arcade come from Asia and the Caucasus.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.
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