According to Gromov, the latest incident is the fifth over the last four years. Such attacks were launched against regional gas pipelines and power-transmission lines. Terrorists recently blew up a local gas pipeline in order to deprive Moscow of gas.
Moscow-region authorities must completely thwart such terrorist acts; this must become the last such regional outrage, Mr. Gromov told his audience.
The police must watch gas pipelines and power-transmission lines more actively, Mr. Gromov stressed.
Specialized groups will be established inside the Moscow region's municipal entities, keeping an eye on gas pipelines and power-transmission lines, the governor told those present.
On March 15 people working for the Moscow-based power-network enterprise located three damaged LEP-500 pylons along the Crimea highway's 23-rd kilometer and 30 meters from the curb.
Operatives serving with the main police department and a local FSB (Federal Security Service) division arrived at the scene, finding out that pylon struts were damaged by an explosion. Moreover, they located a home-made explosive device on one of the struts, RIA Novosti's interlocutor added.
FSB officers used a special robot to explode the bomb, what with bomb-squad experts subsequently establishing that the home-made bomb consisted of three RPG-7 rocket-launcher rounds, an electric detonator and an electronic time-piece, the source noted.
Two other rocket-launcher rounds, as well as a piece of fabric resembling the flag of the so-called Chechnya-Ichkeria republic, were found on the snow near the LEP-500 pylons, the source went on to say.
The prosecutor's office, which has instituted criminal proceedings, perceives this as a terrorist act.