Two detained in connection with opposition murder

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Moscow: Russia’s security services detained two people from the country’s Caucasus region suspected of killing opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

Alexander Bortnikov, head of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev were detained on Saturday.

Speaking on the state TV Channel One, Mr. Bortnikov said Mr. Putin was informed about the detention of the two suspects. He gave no further detail.

Nemtsov, 55, was shot dead near the Kremlin on the night of Feb. 27 as he was walking home and many European politicians and diplomats attended his funeral in Moscow on Tuesday. The Kremlin has denied accusations that it played a role in his death.