Russia's intelligence service on Friday denied that three individuals, reportedly detained over Monday's bombing of a Moscow-St Petersburg commuter train, were suspects.
"On Thursday, several central media outlets circulated reports claiming the detention of three people - two ethnic Chechens and one Russian - in the Novgorod region," a spokesman for the FSB intelligence service told Interfax news agency.
"They are allegedly suspects in the train bombing. This information is utterly untrue," the spokesman said.
Monday's bomb attack injured sixty when the Nevsky Express, carrying over 250 people, ran off its tracks.
Some 30 passengers were reportedly hospitalised.
Also on Friday, Russia's interior ministry said it had prevented an attempted grenade attack at an oil installation in the Muslim-majority republic of Ingushetia, which borders the troubled southern republic of Chechnya.
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