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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bomb Discovered In Astrakhan Train

An explosive was found and defused on a train car at a terminal in southern Russia on Friday, a news report said, following recent threats of railway bombings by a Chechen rebel commander.

It was the second bomb discovered in the past week at the train station in Astrakhan, about 1,300 kilometers southeast of Moscow.

Railway workers found the explosive Friday in the corridor of one of the cars during a routine check of the Volgograd-Astrakhan passenger train, Interfax said.

The bomb contained the equivalent of 1.5 kilograms of TNT, and was equipped with a timer, police said.

A plastic bomb was found at the Astrakhan station July 26.