31 July 2012, 20:00

Persons, killed in explosion in Galashki village, were militants, Ingush authorities assert

Persons, killed in an explosion, which occurred in a private house in the Ingush village of Galashki, were militants, and the explosion was caused by detonation of a bomb with capacity of 30 kilograms of TNT equivalent. This was reported today by the press service of Ingushetia.

On July 29, at about 10:40 p.m., an explosion occurred in a private house at the entrance to the village of Galashki. Two persons perished, and one more person was injured. According to representatives of law enforcement agencies, the deceased persons might be involved in the armed underground, and the explosion occurred at the time of manufacturing an improvised explosive device (IED).

After dismantling the exploded house and during the examination of the place, law enforcers found two submachine guns with ammunition, several shells for tubular grenade launcher, radio units and components for IEDs.

"Under the ruins of the almost completely destroyed house, burned bodies of two dead men were found, and one man was hospitalized. According to the investigators, all the persons were active members of the armed underground, and they were natives of the town of Gudermes of Chechnya," reports the statement, posted on the official website of the leader of Ingushetia.

Criminologists believe that, most likely, there was a detonation of the bomb in its manufacturing, and its capacity, according to their estimates, were 30 kilograms of TNT equivalent, the RIA "Novosti" reports.

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