2006 North Ossetia pipeline explosions

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The 2006 North Ossetia pipeline explosions consisted of two explosions on the MozdokTbilisi pipeline in North Ossetia on January 22, 2006.

The explosions suspended gas supply to Georgia and Armenia, at a time when the weather conditions were particularly severe. Because the explosion coincided with a sabotage on electricity lines miles away from the pipeline, the Georgian authorities claimed the explosions were a deliberate act of sabotage to force the nation into surrendering its pipelines to the Russian state-owned monopoly Gazprom.

Russia dismisses the accusations, claiming the charges could be set by terrorists.

The pipelines were shortly fixed.

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