Seven bombs, each equal to up to 15 kg in TNT equivalent, were discovered during a special operation in the volatile North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan over the weekend, Russia's National Antiterrorism Committee said on Monday.
An abandoned militant dugout, where firearms and ammunition were cached, was discovered during an operation in woodland.
Law enforcers discovered six huge buckets packed with explosives and steel objects near the base. The seventh bomb was found inside the dugout.
"By discovering militant bases and deactivating seven improvised explosive devices with a power of about 100 kg in TNT in total, we prevented a series of terrorist attacks in the Republic of Dagestan and avoided human casualties," the antiterrorism committee said in a statement.
The bombs were blown up on site.
MOSCOW, May 30 (RIA Novosti)