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Belarus Security Detains 5 Suspects in Metro Bombing


A wounded blast victim is brought by rescuers to an ambulance vehicle in Minsk, Belarus, April 11, 2011

A wounded blast victim is brought by rescuers to an ambulance vehicle in Minsk, Belarus, April 11, 2011

Belarus Deputy Prosecutor General Andrei Shved has announced that security officials have taken five suspects into custody in connection with Monday's deadly bombing at a Minsk metro station.

In a briefing Thursday, Shved said police had initially detained three people, including the man suspected of planting and detonating the bomb. Two more suspects have now been taken into custody. The blast killed 12 people and injured around 200 more.

Shved said all five of the men are Belarusians and are all under the age of 30.

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

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