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DONETSK, March 22 (Itar-Tass) —— The criminals, who were seeking to seize weapons, broke into a military unit in Kharkov, but were stopped already at a police post.
According to specified reports, a 20-year-old watchman was killed in an attempt to detain the criminals at 06:30 Moscow time on Thursday at the police post. Another two servicemen, namely a 25-year-old chief of guard and a 23-year-old soldier were wounded and hospitalized.
However, the bandits failed to break in the military unit. A 33-year-old attacker from Kharkov was gunned down on the spot, a 42-year-old second Kharkov bandit was detained, the public relations centre of the regional police department told Itar-Tass. At the murder scene the police confiscated a sawed-off shotgun, two knives and other material evidence. The detectives found that the criminals were seeking for weapons, which were being stored in a military unit of the radio-radar troops.
The investigation department of the Dzerzhinsky district police station opened a criminal case under an article of the Ukrainian Criminal Code that envisages a term in prison from ten to 15 years or life in prison.