Explosions rock Russian power plant, two killed by gunmen

20:06, July 21, 2010      

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Firemen work at the blast site in a hydro-electric station in the North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia, July 21, 2010. At least two people were killed and another two wounded by a group of up to four gunmen before explosions rocked a hydro-electric station in Russia's North Caucasus region on Wednesday, news agencies reported. (Xinhua Photo)

At least two people were killed and another two wounded by a group of up to four gunmen before explosions rocked a hydro-electric station in Russia's North Caucasus region on Wednesday, news agencies reported.

The gunmen, believed to be militant fighters, entered the station at 04:20 a.m. Moscow time (0020 GMT) to place explosives and shot two guards dead, local police were quoted as saying.

One hour later, three explosions occurred with an interval of five to six minutes near the small town of Baksan in the North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, damaging part of the facilities and triggering a fire at the first and second floors of the power plant.

A fourth explosion was reported later when sappers detonated another bomb, causing minor impact.


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