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Dnipropetrovsk blasts suspect detained, says SBU

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May 31, 2012, 6:29 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has detained a suspect in connection with the blasts that hit Dnipropetrovsk on April 27, a source in SBU told Interfax-Ukraine.

As reported, thirty-one people, including ten teenagers, were injured in four explosions that took place in Dnipropetrovsk on April 27. Of them, 26 were hospitalized.

The Security Service of Ukraine is investigating a criminal case opened by the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine under Part 2 of Article 258 (terror act) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. All of the bombs were hidden in concrete waste bins.

Ukrainian Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko that expert conclusions established that the blasts were caused by improvised explosive devices. 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.

One injured woman still remains hospitalized.
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