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Blast hits southern Russian city

An explosion has struck the centre of the southern Russian city of Vladikavkaz, near the war-torn republic of Chechnya. Two people were killed and several Interior Ministry troops were injured in the blast. It appears to have happened inside a car close to a bank, while a group of troops were driving past. Russian officials are investigating whether it was a deliberate bombing or an accident. The BBC’s Damian Grammaticas in Moscow says that it is unclear whether the blast was caused by a gas tank exploding in a parked car, or by a bomb. Full Story

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