Train blown up in southern Russia

RIA Novosti / Kurban Labazanov
A cargo train has been derailed by an explosion in the Russian republic of Dagestan. No casualties have yet been reported.

“An unidentified explosive device went off at 11.30am on Tuesday. According to preliminary information, several cars of the train have been derailed,” Itar-Tass news agency was told by the republic’s law enforcement body.

The train was allegedly traveling from the city of Astrakhan in southern Russia to the city of Kizlyar.