Police have defused two powerful bombs in Russia's volatile North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said on Sunday.
The bombs were found on Sunday in the town of Izberbash, some 60 km (37 miles) to the south of the republic's capital, Makhachkala, the committee said.
"Both explosive devices have been defused. The power of the first explosive was about 10 kg in TNT equivalent and the second about 15 kg in TNT equivalent. Both bombs were filled with metal elements," the committee said.
The terrorist acts were prevented in Izberbash after the police checked information obtained from the interrogation of persons involved in a December 31 blast at a hotel room in southeast Moscow. The suspects were detained on January 29.
Reports say the blast at the hotel room killed a would-be suicide bomber who was assembling an explosive device.
MAKHACHKALA, January 30 (RIA Novosti)