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Terror attack foiled in Russia

Last Updated: Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 23:08

Moscow: A terrorist attack was foiled in Russia when an insurgent carrying explosives in his car was killed in the southwestern Kabardino-Balkaria region, RIA Novosti reported Sunday.

According to the regional interior ministry, the insurgent was killed by security forces Saturday night after he opened fire at a checkpoint when police attempted to inspect his car.

The man was carrying a time bomb made of various chemicals mixed in a bucket and connected to a watch.

The explosives was estimated to be 15 kg of TNT. The ministry said "specialists believe there is no doubt that a terror attack was being prepared".

The bomb was defused on the spot. Police also found a machine gun and a pistol in the man`s car.


First Published: Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 23:08
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