Two car bombs deactivated in southern Russia: reports

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Russian security forces deactivated two car bombs in the southern city of Stavropol Thursday after being alerted by locals, Russian news agencies reported.

One bomb was attached to a dead body in a car that was parked near a cafe in the city, a regional center. Police later found another bomb, also in a car parked nearby, deactivating both, RIA Novosti reported.

"The explosive device has been deactivated, there were about 15 kilogrammes of explosives. The body, covered in cuts, was removed from the car," a policeman told RIA Novosti from the scene.

The Stavropol region borders the restive Northern Caucasus regions where dozens of insurgent attacks have occured in recent years. No further details were immediately available.

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