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'Russian Wahhabi' Held

An ethnic Slav alleged to be an Islamist terrorist was detained in the Stavropol region Thursday after a fight that left him in a coma, Interfax reported.

Viktor Dvorakovsky, on a wanted list since March as a potential suicide bomber, was stopped by a police patrol for a routine document check in the local village of Inozemtsevo, the report said.

He threw a bomb at the police, but the officers managed to hide from the blast and then shot Dvorakovsky as he held another bomb, which exploded in his hands. An official for City Hall in Zheleznovodsk, where the suspect is hospitalized, said Dvorakovsky is in a coma.


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