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ulgaria said it will put in place measures to guarantee the safety and security of arms and ammunition plants, following blasts at a private company’s ammo depot over the weekend.

Response protocols have been activated as a result of the explosions at the depot near Karnobat, in eastern Bulgaria, the government said in a press release on Sunday.

In the early hours of Sunday, there was a blast and a large-scale fire at an ammunitions depot of Bulgarian weapons manufacturer Emko, local media reported.

The incident is identical to a blast which occurred at the same depot last July, Emko owner Emilian Gebrev told local private broadcaster bTV.

Emko is on the list of Bulgarian and foreign arms producers against which Russia imposed a trade ban in November last year.

The prime minister has tasked the ministry of economy and industry, the police and the firefighting and civil protection authorities to carry out checks that will ensure the security of citizens, businesses and the areas around Bulgarian weapons manufacturing facilities, the government said.

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