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Powerful explosive device found in apartment house under construction in Khasavyurt

October 19, 2014, 18:36 UTC+3 MOSCOW
According to experts, the bomb had a yield of 25 kilograms of TNT
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MOSCOW, October 19. /TASS/. A powerful explosive device was found in an apartment house under construction in the town of Khasavyurt, Russia’s North Caucasian Republic of Dagestan, a spokesman for the National Anti-terrorist Committee told TASS on Sunday.

The incident took place on Saturday, when a watchman was walking around the construction site. A suspicious looking parcel was found on the ground floor. Bomb specialists identified it as a home-made explosive device with two radio-guided mechanisms and two detonators. According to experts, the bomb had a yield of 25 kilograms of TNT.

The area was cordoned off, all civilians were evacuated. The explosive device was destroyed on site by means of hydrodynamic cannon.

An investigation is underway.

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