25 November 2013, 14:20

Package found near Ethiopian Embassy in Moscow turns out to be homemade bomb

Package found near Ethiopian Embassy in Moscow turns out to be  homemade bomb

The suspicious package found near the Ethiopian Embassy in downtown Moscow late last week appeared to be a homemade bomb, a source from the law enforcement authorities said.

The package with a cell phone attached to it was found near garbage containers in Orlovo-Davydovsky Side-Street not far from the Ethiopian Embassy and kindergarten No. 1257 last Friday, he said.

A water cannon of the Federal Security Service destroyed the package, which was later taken to a laboratory for examination.

Tests showed that the package contained three plastic tubes filled with approximately 400 grams of pyro-powder and raw-bolts.

The bomb had a detonator which could have been controlled remotely by the cell phone.

Voice of Russia, Interfax

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