Explosion in Belarus injures 50

July 4th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Minsk/Moscow, July 4 (DPA) At least 50 people were injured when a bomb went off early Friday in Belarus’ capital Minsk during a concert celebrating Independence Day, officials said. “There are a few severely injured, but no dead,” Interior Minister Vladimir Naumov told Interfax news agency.

Some of the injured are being operated on in hospital. Witnesses saw nuts and bolts around the area of the explosion.

Investigators could not immediately determine the type of explosive that caused the blast.

Earlier Thursday a military parade was held to mark Belarus’ Independence Day in front of the Minsk City Hero obelisk at the centre of the capital.

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