Russia on Tuesday jailed four people for life over a bomb attack on a high-speed train in which 28 people died and scores injured three years ago.
Chechen separatist leader Doku Umarov had claimed responsibility for the 2009 attack on the Nevsky Express luxury train running between Moscow and St. Petersburg.
A follow-up blast that targeted investigators working at the scene left Investigation Committee head Alexander Bastrykin with head injuries.
Three members of the same family -- Murat, Tatarkhan and Beslan Kartoyev -- as well as Zelemkhan Aushev were sentenced to life imprisonment for their part in the attack after trial in the central Russian town of Tver. Six other members of the Kartoyev family were awarded seven to eight years' jail, the RIA Novosti news agency reported.
"We will appeal to the Supreme Court," a lawyer for the convicts said. All ten were arrested during a special operation in the volatile North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, which neighbors Chechnya, in March 2010. Eight suspected militants were also killed in the operation in the Ingush village of Ekazhevo.
by RTT Staff Writer
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