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    Policemen in the Russian North Caucasus city of Baksan have seized over 100 kilograms of explosive materials possibly belonging to militants involved in the Baksan hydropower plant bombing on July 21, a local police source said on Tuesday.

    Policemen in the Russian North Caucasus city of Baksan have seized over 100 kilograms of explosive materials possibly belonging to militants involved in the Baksan hydropower plant bombing on July 21, a local police source said on Tuesday.

    "Police officers believe the garage where the components of explosive devises were found, belonged to members of illegal armed groups who were eliminated at the end of June after taking part in the attack on Baksan Hydropower Plant," the source said.

    On July 25, law enforcement officers eliminated two men thought to be involved in a range of serious crimes, including the attack on Baksan Hydropower Plant. Two submachine guns, one gun, grenades and ammunition were confiscated from the men.

    The blasts at the hydropower plant in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria were together equivalent to more than 10 kg (22 lbs) of TNT.

    The attack saw a group of up to four gunmen burst into Kabardino-Balkaria's Baksan Hydropower Plant, shoot dead two security guards and detonate four explosive devices. The resulting blaze covered an area of 250 sq meters.

     

    MOSCOW, August 3 (RIA Novosti)

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