Three explosions rip through Russian city; 1 dead

Three explosions ripped through gambling establishments in the southern Russian city of Vladikavkaz on Thursday night, killing at least one person and injuring 14 others, an official said. Russian news agencies reported that two people were killed. The blasts went off around the same time in three separate locations in the center of the city, all housing slot machines and other gambling devices, said Boris Dzgoyev, the Emergency Situations Minister in the North Ossetia province. He said five people were injured, but a ministry spokesman, Vladimir Ivanov, later said that one person was killed and 14 injured. RIA-Novosti, citing the regional health minister, reported that two people were killed, including a 25-year-old woman; Interfax and ITAR-Tass also said two were killed.