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Russian men sentenced for train bomb plot

Dec. 10, 2012 at 11:04 AM

MOSCOW, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Four Russian men were each sentenced to 15-to-18 years in prison Monday for plotting to bomb a train running between Moscow and St. Petersburg, officials said.

Prosecutors said the suspects planned to set off a bomb on the Sapsan, an express train, as it passed through the city of Khimki.

The men, all members of the Caucasian Emirate, which authorities consider a terrorist organization, were arrested in July 2011 with explosive materials, weapons and a map of the site where they planned to blow up the train, RIA Novosti reported.