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Dagestan train derailed by blast

An explosion derailed a passenger train in Russia’s southern Dagestan region but caused no injuries, say reports. The train was travelling to the capital Makhachkala from the Caspian port of Astrakhan when the blast happened at 2300 local time (1900 GMT). The locomotive and two carriages came off the track in the Khasavyurt region. Dagestan, which borders Chechnya, is an ethnically diverse mainly Muslim region with a history of violence by both rebel groups and criminal gangs. Full Story

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