Two mined cars found parked near apartment blocks in Moscow

Specialists destroyed the bombs with a water gun

A vehicle full of explosives was found near one of apartment buildings in Moscow on Sunday morning, NTV network reported. Police officers found an anti-land mine and two blasting cartridges in the car. The bombs were lying next to a can of petrol.

Law-enforcement officers, FSB agents and explosion specialists arrived at the site of the incident. The specialists examined the car and decided to destroy the bombs with a water gun. The tenants of the building were evacuated for the operation.

Several media outlets reported about another car with explosives, which had been found the same day. A source of Interfax in law-enforcement bodies said, two mined VAZ vehicles were found in Granatni and Bogoslovski side streets.

Specialists evacuated the tenants of another building as well to destroy the bombs. Eyewitnesses of the incident in Bogoslovsky Side Street said that the sappers thoroughly examined the vehicle. It was later reported, though, that there had been no bomb found in the second car. Specialists checked other cars parked on the side street, but did not find bombs there either. Eyewitnesses said the specialists did not use the water gun in the operation. A watchman from a construction site nearby said that the sappers opened the car's boot. The tenants of the apartment block in Bogoslovsky Side Street returned to their homes at 8 a.m.

For the time being it is not known, how the two cars found themselves in the center of Moscow. Investigation is underway. Police officers detained a suspected terrorist, Interfax reports. The man testified that he was supposed to drive the cars to the governmental highway on Kutuzovsky Prospekt and park them on a roadside. The terrorist, the source said, had a heart attack. He was hospitalized to Sklifosofsky's Institute in Moscow, where the man died later, despite doctors' lifesaving efforts.

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Author`s name Olga Savka