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    A bomb planted on the rails derailed a freight train in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Dagestan in the early hours of Sunday.

    A bomb planted on the rails derailed a freight train in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Dagestan in the early hours of Sunday, a local police source said.

    The incident took place at around 3:40 Moscow time (23:40 GMT Saturday) near the Inchkhe station in Dagestan's Karabudakhkentsky district, he said. Eight cars were reportedly derailed as a result, four of them overturned.

    No casualties were reported.

    The derailment was caused by a bomb explosion, the spokesman said, adding law enforcement officers were working at the scene.

    Twenty-seven people were killed and 90 injured when a bomb equivalent to 7 kg (15 lbs) of TNT derailed a high-speed Moscow-St. Petersburg train, Nevsky Express, on November 27, 2009.

    Last week, two suicide bombings in the Dagestani town of Kizlyar killed 12 people and left 29 others injured.

     

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