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ODESSA May 14. /TASS/. A homemade bomb equivalent to 400 grams of TNT went off in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa overnight to Thursday, the press service of the regional police department reports, saying nobody was injured.
The blast on Odessa’s Alekseyevskaya Street was reported at 1 am on Thursday. Police and bomb specialists continue working at the site.
Over the past half-a-year, Odessa has seen a string of explosions. On December 24 a bomb went off at the Zastava-1 station of the Odessa Railway when a train was passing by. Another powerful explosion occurred in an Odessa suburb on December 26, killing a man and smashing windows in nearby buildings.
Early on March 5, an explosion roared in the vicinity of the Odessa office of the Right Sector radical movement, which has been classified as an extremist organization in Russia. On March 12, a bomb went off outside a business centre that housed the local branch of the Samopomosch (Self Help) party. An explosion occurred on March 29 near the building of a volunteer organization in the center of Odessa.
All bomb blasts have been qualified as acts of terrorism or sabotage.