1 Explosives found in Chechnya were meant for high-profile attack

Explosives found in Chechnya were meant for high-profile attack

Posted on August 12, 2006 by team

tnt explosives found in ChechnyaMOSCOW, August 11 (Itar-Tass) – The finding of a large cache of explosives in Chechnya helped prevent a high-profile terrorist attack,” spokesman for the republic’s Interior Ministry Magomed Deniyev told Itar-Tass on Friday.

“A well-camouflaged cache in close proximity to the Rostov-Baku federal highway, was found earlier on Friday by personnel of the Groznensky police precinct,” Deniyev said.

It contained five bags of TNT weighing 180 kilograms.

“According to the information available to police, the explosives were meant for a large terrorist attack,” Chechen police said.

At present, efforts are underway to identify the persons who had stashed away the TNT.

It was the largest batch of explosives found in Chechnya since the beginning of this year.

In January, a cache with more than 100 kilograms of explosives was turned over to law-enforcement bodies by a detained member of Doku Umarov’s gang.

In March, a resident of the Itum-Kali district voluntarily led police to a cache with 90 kilograms of TNT he had found.

In June, police in the village of Starye Atagi found 142 kilograms of TNT blocks in a yard of a house.

On Thursday, three roadside explosions occurred near the village of Gansolchu. Nobody was injured in the blasts. A home-made bomb that failed to detonate was found at the scene of the incident.

On Thursday morning, interior troops during a reconnaissance and search mission near the village of Agishty, Vedeno district, encountered and engaged a group of eight militants. One gunman was killed in the shootout and the others managed to escape. There were no casualties among the servicemen.

Source: Itar-Tass


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