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Dnipropetrovsk blasts caused by improvised bombs

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May 4, 2012, 11:19 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Experts have established that the four explosions that occurred in Dnipropetrovsk on April 27 were carried out using improvised explosive devices, Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko has said. "According to expert conclusions, they established that this was an improvised explosive device," he said at a press conference in Kyiv on Friday, May 4.

The last explosion was the most powerful, the minister said. The first explosive device contained the equivalent of some 160 grams of TNT, the second 190 grams, the third 230 grams, and the fourth 300 grams, he added.

As reported, thirty people were injured in four explosions that took place in Dnipropetrovsk on April 27. Of them, 26 were hospitalized. As of Friday morning, ten people hurt in the incident are still in the city's hospitals. Their lives are out of danger.

The Security Service of Ukraine qualified the blasts as a terrorist attack.

All of the explosive devices were planted in concrete trash bins.

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