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Explosions in Russian pipelines

By Messenger Staff
Tuesday, November 17
The instability in the Russian northern Caucasus sometimes results in damage to oil and gas pipelines. There are cases when these are blown up. This eventually affects the stability of the region in general and hinders the regular and normal supply of gas and oil to these regions or transit points.

On November 11 at 9am a natural gas pipeline was blown up in Dagestan. On the same morning explosives were detected in the same region on the Baku-Novorossisk oil pipeline. This second explosion could not be prevented but the damage done was not significant.

Russian special services and political analysts blame certain terrorist groups and clan interests for these explosions. Some suggest however that nationalistic separatists are responsible, at least in part.