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Two Blasts Reported In Southern Russia

(RFE/RL) March 17, 2006 -- Reports say two explosions damaged a railway line and destroyed a mobile-phone base station today in the southern Russian province of Ingushetia, which neighbors Chechnya.

There were no victims in either incident.

In the town of Karabulak, an improvised device exploded as a train carrying oil cisterns rolled past.

Russian media reported that bomb-disposal experts dispatched to the scene of the blast found a second unexploded device.

A second blast occurred a few hours later in a suburb of Nazran, the main city in Ingushetia. The explosion destroyed a mobile-phone base station, wrecked a small gas pipeline, and ignited a fire.


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