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Trove of Explosives in Brussels Left by ‘Paranoid’ Russian Who Died in 2011 – Reports

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The trove with explosives, which was found in a house in Brussels over the weekend, belonged to a Russian soldier who was prone to paranoia and died back in 2011, an official from the public prosecutors office, Denis Goeman, said on Thursday.

"Evidence suggests that the bag that contained explosives, knives and brass knuckles, belonged to a man, GA, a former Russian soldier, born in 1965 and deceased in 2011", Denis Goeman of the public prosecutors office announced, as cited by Belga news agency.

On Saturday, a construction worker discovered a bag with makeshift bombs and knives beneath a staircase of a house in Anderlecht area of the Belgian capital. The contents of the bag were immediately examined by a demining team who said that the bag was not meant to be used in an attack. The discovery took place during the start of the Tour de France bicycle race, with the participants gathering in the heart of Brusse

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