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Three Russian servicemen die in munitions explosion in armored vehicle

  |   Jan. 31, 2014 at 8:06 AM
KNYAZE-VOLKONSKOYE, Russia, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Three Russian servicemen were killed in a munitions explosion in a combat vehicle during a training operation in the Khabarovsk Region, military officials said.

The armored vehicle was participating in a live-fire exercise Thursday in Knyaze-Volkonskoye, RIA Novosti reported.

"As a result of the blast, three troops, including an officer, were killed," a Defense Ministry spokesman said.

Investigators were trying to determine what caused the explosion.

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