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Suspect in Russian Politician's Killing Blows Himself Up, Report Says

Police escort a man believed to be one of five suspects in the killing of Boris Nemtsov in a court room in Moscow, Russia, Su
Police escort a man believed to be one of five suspects in the killing of Boris Nemtsov in a court room in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 8, 2015. Five suspects in the killing of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov have been delivered to the court for arraignment, the spokeswoman for a Moscow court said Sunday. The statement by Anna Fedeeva to reporters outside the courthouse came one day after the Federal Security service said two suspects had been detained. Russian news agencies late Saturday reported that two others had been detained, and Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said Sunday there was a fifth suspect. Details remain vague in the case despite President Vladimir Putin's pledge to pursue the killers vigorously. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

A suspect in the murder of the opposition politician Boris Y. Nemtsov blew himself up as the police closed in on him overnight, Russian news reports said on Sunday, while new disclosures indicated that one of the men already detained in the killing had served as a police officer in the fight against Islamic insurgents.

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