A major terrorist act has been prevented in the Shatoi district, Chechnya, an official of the Chechen Interior Ministry reported on Tuesday.
The day before the police found a cache in the village of Gorgachi, he said. "The cache contained 5 kg of TNT, four 82-mm shells, an F-1 grenade, two RPG-26 grenade-launchers and about 2,000 45-mm cartridges," the source said. The police believe that militants intended to use this arsenal to organize an act of terrorism in the district, he added.
Apart from this, on the same day the police found and destroyed yet another large cache near the village of Agishty in the Shali district. It contained 65 rounds for a grenade-launcher, 12 hand grenades, four mortar mines, three missiles, over 1,600 cartridges of different caliber and 1.5 kg of TNT.
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