Third railroad explosion in south Russia’s Dagestan over weekend

A bomb detonated under a freight train in the Russian North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, no one was killed or injured, police reported.

The explosion, the third on Dagestan’s railroad over the weekend, occurred on Sunday and was equal to 5 kg of TNT. It damaged a railroad track, a police spokesman said.

Previous blasts occurred on Saturday: one in the morning, and the other later in the day, when bomb experts discovered four explosive devices and one of them detonated as it was being defused by a robot. All bombs were equal to 5 kg of TNT.

Also on Saturday, a mine disguised as a mobile phone was defused in the area.

Russia has been fighting terrorists and separatists in its volatile southern republics for over a decade. Terrorist attacks and shootouts with police are common in the mainly-Muslim region.


MAKHACHKALA, April 25 (RIA Novosti)

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