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Bomb Blast in Crowded Russian Market Kills Eight

A bomb hidden behind a kiosk exploded in a crowded market Friday in central Russia, killing eight people and wounding 37, prosecutors and emergency officials said. The bomb, which went off about midday in the Kirov market in Samara, 500 miles southeast of Moscow, contained about two pounds of plastic explosives, regional prosecutor Alexander Yefremov said, according to the ITAR-Tass news agency. Russian state television showed pictures of bloodied bodies covered with plastic tarps, surrounded by debris. The blast ripped apart corrugated metal kiosks used as market stalls. “The explosion was very powerful, and the place was packed with people,” said Timofei Zakharchenko, a spokesman for the Samara branch of the Emergency Situations Ministry. He said eight people were confirmed dead and 37 were injured. Full Story

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