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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Radio-Controlled Bomb Kills Man at Car Dealers

A radio-controlled car bomb exploded in central Moscow Tuesday, killing one man and injuring another, a spokesman for the Moscow police said. Igor Tsyrulnikov said by phone that a huge explosion had occurred in front of the office of one of the biggest Russian car dealers, Logovaz, on Novokuznetskaya Ulitsa, 40, at 5.15 P.M. The dealership is close to the Paveletsky train station. According to police statistics, there is an average of one bomb attack every two days in Moscow, many carried out against bankers and businessmen as gangs battle for control in the city. Tsyrulnikov said a guard opened the gates of the office and an expensive German-made car driven by an unidentified man started to come out of the entrance. At that moment, a nearby Zhiguli car blew up. The explosion killed the driver of the foreign car instantly, beheading him, and slightly injured the guard, Tsyrulnikov said. "It was a terrorist act against the man in the car because the explosion was carried out very professionally by a radio-controlled bomb," he said. "There were a lot of people there, but no one was injured." Tsyrulnikov said because of "the incredible power" of the explosion, the dead man had been so disfigured that police were not able to identify him immediately. All the windows in the Vityaz restaurant, located on the opposite side of the street, were blown out and a neighboring kiosk was destroyed. Tsyrulnikov said explosive specialists from the Federal Counterintelligence Service, one of the KGB successors dealing with domestic crime, had taken part in the investigation of the incident. Over the weekend, Reuters reported that an 8-year-old boy was killed when he accidentally triggered a bomb apparently intended for the head of a private business.