A major terrorist act has been prevented in Chechnya's Achkhoi Martan district, the republic's Interior Ministry reports.
"Yesterday, near checkpoint 192 in Lermontov-Yurt, OMON officers discovered a homemade explosive device consisting of a soldered metal pipe filled with three kg of TNT, and an electric detonator," an interior ministry representative said. He said the device was defused.
Investigation is underway.
The General Staff noted that the document appeared at a time when Russia was trying to deter the arms race unleashed by the United States