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Blast on Kerch Bridge, ‘act of terrorism,’ Russia says

Russian authorities have described an incident on the Kerch Bridge in the annexed peninsula of Crimea as an act of terrorism.


The incident, described earlier by the local administration as an “emergency’’ caused traffic to be halted on the heavily-used bridge.


The Ukrainian secret service SBU commented on the apparent explosion on the bridge to the Black Sea peninsula.


“Once again the bridge has gone to sleep,’’ the intelligence agency said on Monday.


The SBU had admitted involvement in a previous attack on the bridge last autumn.

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The head of the parliament in Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, Vladimir Konstantinov, blamed Ukraine for the new attack.


“Tonight Kiev’s terror regime committed a new crime and attacked the Crimean bridge,’’ he wrote on his Telegram channel. (dpa/NAN)



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