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Two Russians investigated over Montenegro 'coup attempt'

Two Russian citizens are among those suspected of involvement in an alleged election day plot to assassinate Montenegro's prime minister and take power because of his government's Nato membership bid, prosecutors said.

A spokeswoman for the Special Prosecution confirmed media reports that 21 people are being investigated, including the two Russian and three Serbian citizens.

Some 20 people were arrested in Montenegro during the October 16 general election, but some have since been released.

Two Russian operatives have reportedly been deported from neighbouring Serbia after they monitored Montenegrin prime minister Milo Djukanovic's movements.

Russia strongly opposes the Nato bid by its traditional ally Montenegro, but denies involvement in the alleged coup attempt.

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