Belarus says detains first bombing suspects

April 13, 2011 11:07

MINSK - Belarus has detained the first suspects in the investigation into a bomb explosion in a Minsk metro station which killed 12 people and injured about 200, the state prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.

"The first suspects in the blast case have been detained," Pyotr Kiselyov, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office, said. He did not say how many people had been held or provide any other details.

Separately, a law enforcement source told Reuters that two persons had been detained and at least one of them was a Belarussian citizen.

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