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Gas attack poisons dozens of Russian shoppers

A gas smelling of garlic hurt dozens of Russian shoppers when it was released into a supermarket on Monday in the city of St Petersburg, but police ruled out a terrorist attack. Two other shops of the handyman store chain Maksidom were evacuated at the height of the pre-New Year shopping period, after rescue workers found two other suspicious canisters fitted with timing devices. Local media quoted officials as saying the gas was probably released by criminals trying to blackmail the stores’ managers. They ruled out an attack such as those launched by Chechen rebels against civilians.Full Story

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