MOSCOW, April 25 (RIA Novosti) - Police in the
southwest Urals republic of Bashkiria have seized more than 100
kg (220 lbs) of explosives from an abandoned house, a law
enforcement source said on Saturday.
The law enforcement source said the police, who were
acting on information received, had searched the empty house
and found the ammonium nitrate explosives in a shed.
"Following a tip off three sacks containing 104 kilograms
of ammonium nitrate explosives were found in a shed," the
Police are trying to trace the owner.
Ammonium nitrate is a widely employed explosive substance
used in the mining and construction industries. It is also
known as a fertilizer explosive and has been used by a number
of terrorist organizations.