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16 Sep, 2008 02:25

Dagestan police seize home-made bomb

Police have discovered a powerful pipe bomb during a raid on a house in the Russian republic of Dagestan. The device had the explosive power of up to 15 kilograms of TNT.

The bomb consisted of a metal tube packed with explosives and nuts and bolts designed to cause maximum human casualties.

A 40-year-old woman who had been staying in the house has been arrested in connection with the discovery.

A bomb squad carried out a controlled explosion outside the city.