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Law passed in Russia to punish terrorists' relatives

(RIA Novosti) Russian legislators unanimously passed a law Friday forcing the relatives of terrorists to pay for the damages caused by their attacks.

The law approved by the State Duma, the country’s lower house of parliament, was submitted by President Vladimir Putin’s office and includes measures to criminalize training in terrorist camps.

Effort to target the families of militants marks the latest attempt by Russian authorities to stamp out an insurgency in the turbulent North Caucasus that has claimed thousands of lives over more than a decade.