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Police rule out terrorism in blast near Kremlin

Police in Moscow say a blast near the Kremlin on Thursday was not caused by terrorists, but was an act of hooliganism. A powerful firecracker went off near an underground shopping centre, causing panic. No one was hurt in the incident. The shopping mall h

Hundreds of shoppers were evacuated within 10 minutes.

This is the second blast at the Okhotny Ryad mall in the centre of Moscow. The first took place in September 1999, when  an alleged terrorist act killed one woman and injured dozens of people.

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