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Bomb explosion prevented in Russian North Caucasus

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A bomb explosion has been prevented in the building of a police station in the Russian North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria's town of Baksan, police said Tuesday

A bomb explosion has been prevented in the building of a police station in the Russian North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria's town of Baksan, police said Tuesday.

"A homemade explosive device made on the basis of an F-1 grenade was discovered near the central entrance to the building housing the municipal and district police departments," a spokesman said.

The bomb is being defused; dwellers of nearby houses have been evacuated.

Sporadic terrorist attacks and militant clashes are common in Russia's volatile southern republics, although the Kremlin has officially ended its military campaign against separatists and terrorists there.

NALCHIK, May 25 (RIA Novosti)

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