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10 Convicted in Nevsky Express Attack

Ten people have been convicted and sentenced to jail for their roles in the 2009 Nevsky Express train bombing that killed 28 passengers, Interfax reported Tuesday.

Following a closed-door trial, a Tver region court sentenced four people to life imprisonment on terrorism charges. The other six were given prison terms ranging from seven to eight years, the report said.

The Moscow-St.Petersburg high-speed train, the Nevsky Express, was derailed when a bomb went off on the tracks at the border of the Novgorod and Tver regions in November 2009. The attack killed 28 people and wounded 200 more.

The alleged mastermind of the attack — prominent rebel leader Said Buryatsky — was killed by  special forces troops in 2010.

The bombing was the second terrorist attack on the train. In 2007, a Nevsky Express train was also derailed in attack. No one was killed but 60 people were injured.

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