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'Bin Laden' of Russia killed

Published 08/03/2010 | 05:00

Russia exulted in the death of a terrorist it had dubbed its own 'Bin Laden' yesterday, claiming it had proof he was behind a train bombing that left 28 people dead.

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The FSB intelligence service said a special forces operation had resulted in the death of Sheikh Said Buryatsky, an Islamist convert aka Alexander Tikhomirov.

Russia had long been hunting the man, accusing him of training suicide bombers and taking part in terror attacks himself.

Irish Independent

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