Russian suspects in Salisbury poisoning linked to blast in Czech Republic

Salisbury attack suspects, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, claimed they briefly visited the historic cathedral city as tourists.

(CNN)The suspects of the 2018 novichok nerve agent poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, England, have been linked to a 2014 blast in the Czech Republic that killed two people.

Czech police said Saturday that they were searching for two men in connection with a serious crime. Czech police released images matching those of the Salisbury suspects, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. UK officials said the men are behind a 2014 explosion at an ammunition depot in Vrbetice.
The Czech police added that the men are known to be carrying various passports, including Russian passports with Petrov and Boshirov's names.
    Moscow has denied any involvement with the Salisbury incident, and the men who identified themselves as Petrov and Boshirov claimed they briefly visited the historic cathedral city as tourists. Putin has said the two men identified as suspects are "not criminals."