WORLD IN BRIEF : SOVIET UNION : Bomb Rips Bus, Kills 15 in Azerbaijan

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

At least 15 people were killed and 16 injured when a bomb blast ripped through a bus in the Soviet republic of Azerbaijan, the local Azerinform news agency reported. The bus was taking about 60 people from the Georgian capital of Tbilisi toward Agdam, a town on the border of the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh that is claimed by neighboring Armenia. The blast, caused by a homemade bomb, occurred 12.5 miles from Gyandzha, Azerbaijan's second city and a hotbed of nationalist sentiment, Azerinform reported.

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