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    Gazprom has resumed gas supplies to Armenia and Russia's North Caucasus republics of North Ossetia and Ingushetia following a bomb scare, the Russian energy giant said on Tuesday.

    Gazprom has resumed gas supplies to Armenia and Russia's North Caucasus republics of North Ossetia and Ingushetia following a bomb scare, the Russian energy giant said on Tuesday.

    "By 19.25 Moscow time [14:25 GMT] on Monday gas supplies, halted after an explosive device had been found on the gas transit network in Ingushetia, resumed in full," Gazprom's press service said.

    Gazprom confirmed late on Sunday that a bomb had been found on the pipeline running from Mozdok in the Russian republic of North Ossetia to Georgia. Several gas transit facilities were temporarily shut down.

    Bomb technicians deactivated on Monday two explosive devices planted on the pipeline.

    Russia's mainly Muslim and ethnically diverse North Caucasus republics have been wracked by violence this year, with hundreds of people killed in militant attacks and skirmishes between security forces and gunmen.

    MOSCOW, December 15 (RIA Novosti)

     

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