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LATEST UPDATE: One Azerbaijani suffered from Minsk terrorist attack

12 April 2011 [15:54] - TODAY.AZ
Roman Karakhanov, Azerbaijani by origin, suffered from the  Minsk terrorist attack, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Elkhan Polukhov said quoting Azerbaijani Ambassador to Belarus, Ali Nagiyev.

"A health state of twenty one year old Russian citizen Karakhanov is moderate. Employees of the Azerbaijani embassy in Belarus have already visited him. Doctors say Karakhanov he will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow," Polukhov said.

A strong blast occurred as a train stood at the Oktyabrskaya metro station in Minsk on Monday. The attack killed 12 people and injured 151. Belarusian media report that the law enforcement agencies have apprehended a suspect.

The Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office has already qualified the incident as a terrorist attack. Speaking at an emergency meeting, President Alexander Lukashenko said the explosion could have been organized by someone either from abroad or from inside the country, and has instructed that security measures be "extremely strengthened" in the republic. He demanded that the perpetrators responsible for the blast be found, BELTA reported.

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According to preliminary data, not Azerbaijanis suffered from the Minsk terrorist attack.

Chief Doctor of the Belarusian Republican Emergency Medical Assistance Edward Nagorni said no Azerbaijanis were recorded in the preliminary lists of those killed and injured in an explosion in the Minsk metro. The list reflects the nationalities of the victims, he added.

However, he said, some seriously injured have been hospitalized in Minsk and their nationality has not yet been established.

A strong blast occurred as a train stood at the Oktyabrskaya metro station of Minsk on Monday. The attack killed 12 people and injured 151. Belarusian media report that the law enforcement agencies have found a suspect.

The Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office has already qualified the incident as a terrorist attack. Speaking at an emergency meeting, President Alexander Lukashenko said the explosion could be organized by those both from abroad and inside the country, and has instructed that security measures be "extremely strengthen" in the republic. He demanded that the perpetrators responsible for the blast be found, BELTA reported.


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