Interfax: Three Killed in Southern Russian Blasts
At least three people were killed in two nearly simultaneous explosions Friday in the southern Russian town of Pyatigorsk in the Stavropol region that neighbors separatist Chechnya, the emergencies ministry said, quoted by the Interfax news agency.
One person was killed and five others injured when a car exploded in the center of the town, the ministry said.
Moments later another blast tore through another vehicle several hundred meters away, killing two more people and injuring 10.
Separately, NTV television reported that 24 people had been delivered to hospital as a result of the blasts, three of them in serious condition.
One person died from the injuries while in hospital, the private television network said, although it was not immediately known if the person was one of the victims included in the ministry toll -- MOSCOW (AFP)
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