Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

Russian power station bombed in terror attack

Police said assailants launched an attack on a hydroelectric station in southern Russia

Assailants launched an attack on a hydroelectric station in southern Russia today, killing two workers and setting off bombs.

The attack took place in Kabardino-Balkariya, one of the republics in Russia's volatile Caucasus region where clashes with insurgents are frequent.

A spokesman for the republic's police, Adlan Kakakuyev, said two cars carrying at least six attackers targeted the Baksan plant, killing two guards and wounding three others.

They then detonated explosives in several parts of the 25-megawatt plant before fleeing.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attack.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Latest News

Latest Sport

Latest Showbiz