APRIL 22, 2003 –The Ingushetian police arrested a group of terrorists
preparing a big terrorist attack in Russia’s North Caucasus region.
said Tuesday, they were found to be in possession of dangerous
explosive materials; 50 kilograms of hexogen and aluminum powder.
police officers had noticed something suspicious about a car traveling
through an intersection and stopped the vehicle for further inspection.
During the routine check of documents, one of the terrorists in
the car produced a grenade and attacked the officers with it and
another terrorist, also posing as a passenger, opened gun fire.
Three of the police officers were wounded in the exchange. One
terrorist escaped and is currently being pursued, however, four
of the terrorists were arrested, and the materials were confiscated
and are being further investigated.
Ministry spokesman said the four terrorists are being held in
the town of Karabulak.
According to doctors treating the wounded police officers, they
will all recover and they are in stable condition.
Measures in the U.S.
Toronto Star is reporting arrests of two men in Michigan who had
been videotaping Ambassador Bridge. The arrests in the U.S. on
Sunday in Dearborn, Michigan; may have thwarted a terrorist attack;
police officers while on routine patrol noticed suspicious activity
by two men who were in the process of videotaping the Ambassador
Bridge. Their suspicions proved to be accurate as they found dynamite
and several shotgun shells in their car. Also found were photographs
of immigration papers and a tape recorder.
The men reportedly
have been turned over to the FBI and their background and circumstances
are being investigated. Willie Hulon, a special agent with the
FBI in Detroit told the Toronto Star, "we are trying to find
out what their motivation was…"
Officer Najor, with the police said “even though the homeland
security level has been lowered, we’re still patrolling
our borders, and we’re not taking any chances with our city.”
Several million vehicles crossing via the Ambassador
Bridge every year and manages about 25% of all trade traffic between
the United States and Canada.