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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Nine Homemade Bombs Found in Nalchik 'Lab of Death'

Security services in the North Caucasus found nine homemade bombs at a laboratory in Nalchik on Tuesday, thereby preventing a potential series of terrorist attacks, RIA-Novosti reported.

The bombs were found Tuesday night in an underground laboratory, called a "laboratory of death" by the  National Antiterrorist Committee, beneath a garage in the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria. The garage was apparently owned by local gang member Tembulat Kazdokhov, the committee said in a statement.

"The self-made explosives contained more than 100 kilograms of explosive force. According to bomb experts, an explosion of that force could destroy an entire city block," the statement said. "The timely destruction of the 'laboratory of death' and disposal of nine homemade bombs has prevented a series of terrorist attacks in Nalchik and avoided a large number of deaths."

The bombs were taken to a secure area and destroyed.