MOSCOW, Jun 10 (RAPSI) – Charges have been brought against two suspects in the 1995 terrorist attack in the southern Russian city of Budyonnovsk that left 129 dead and 317 injured, spokesperson for the Investigative Committee, Vladimir Markin, told journalisits on Wednesday.
Charges have been brought against Chechen residents Ramzan Belyalov and Magomed Mazdayev, according to Markin.
Both men were on the run, but were finally captured by law enforcement officers, Markin said.
Mazdayev was arrested in the Volgograd Region in December 2014, and Belyalov was arrested in Chechnya on June 2, 2015.
On June 14, 1995, a group of at least 160 gunmen led by Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev attacked Budyonnovsk, holding 1,586 people hostage at a local hospital.
Involvement of Belyalov and Mazdayev in the terrorist attack has been substantiated by witness testimony, Markin said.
Investigators had reviewed videotapes of the 1995 events and found images that can identify the two suspects, he added.
The evidence was sent for an examination.