FSB Found Over 440 Pounds of Explosives in Dagestan
An underground storage site with more than 200 kilograms (over 441 pounds) of explosives was found in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee announced on Tuesday.
The Committee's special task force also discovered about 300 kilograms (over 660 pounds) of bomb-making components, detonators, fuses and a laptop computer with detailed maps of the republic at the storage sites, according to the statement.
"Two underground laboratories were discovered in private houses belonging to accomplices of a 'southern' gang group. There was ammunition there and seven 80-liter (21 US gallon) plastic canisters filled with explosives with a total capacity of more than 200 kilograms of TNT."
Dagestan is a hotbed of Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus. Multiple violent attacks have plagued the region over the past decade.