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Police defuses makeshift device planted at Dagestan’s rail section

December 05, 2012, 9:08 UTC+3

The bomb was an equivalent to 3 kilograms of TNT

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MAKHACHKALA, December 5 (Itar-Tass) — Bomb experts defused a makeshift explosive device found at the Kurush-Salak railway section in Dagestan’s Khasavyurt district, the republic’s Interior Ministry told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.

The bomb was an equivalent to 3 kilograms of TNT.

“A suspicious subject was found on Tuesday at a railway line 2 kilometers of the village of Goksuv. The area was cordoned off by police and the train traffic was suspended,” the source said.

Bomb experts deactivated a device made from a metallic pipe filled with ammonium saltpeter and aluminum powder with a makeshift detonator.

An investigation is underway.



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