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Russians discover 'suicide belts'

From CNN Moscow Bureau Chief Jill Dougherty

Moscow rock concert bombings
Suicide bombers killed 15 rock fans on July 5.

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MOSCOW, Russia (CNN) -- Russian investigators have found a cache of explosive devices similar to so-called "suicide belts" used in a deadly double attack at a Moscow rock concert in early July.

They were working on information provided by a woman in police custody who is accused of trying to carry out a bombing at a Moscow cafe earlier this month, the agencies reported.

Six belts were found at a house in the village of Tolstopaltsevo, 30 kilometers (19 miles) southwest of Moscow, said a statement from the General Prosecutor's office.

The belts were disabled by bomb experts and were being examined by explosives experts, the statement said.

A special team of FSB experts, along with investigators from the prosecutor's office, began their operation Thursday afternoon, according to an Interfax correspondent.

Interfax quoted a source as saying the design and components of the devices were identical to ones used in the July 5 rock concert bombing and at an attempted attack at a central Moscow cafe July 9 that killed a Russian demolition expert trying to defuse the bomb.

Meanwhile, another victim of the concert bombing has died in hospital. The 23-year-old woman had suffered from burns over 60 percent of her body.

Her death brings the total number of victims to 15 with 19 others still in hospital. The two suicide bombers also died.


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