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MOZDOK, Dagestan -- An explosion on the Mozdok-Kazimagomed natural-gas pipeline in the Russian republic of Daghestan has killed a local law enforcement officer, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

The explosion occurred on April 10 during demining work along the pipeline. Two mines found on the pipeline apparently had timing devices.

The deminers used a robot to defuse the second mine.

Daghestan is one of the more volatile regions in Russia's North Caucasus.
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