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CHITA, October 25 (Itar-Tass) - Unknown perpetrators in Chita on Friday attempted to set on fire the building of the Ingodinsky police precinct and office of a private security service for the Ingodinsky district, the press service of RF Interior Ministry’s (MVD) department for the Trans-Baikal Kraiy Yevgeny Zherebtsov told Itar -Tass.
“At around 04:00, local time (22:00 MSK Thursday), unidentified persons threw incendiary bottles to the buildings of the police precinct and private security service. The buildings sustained minor damage. The personnel quickly liquidated the fire,” Zherebtsov said.
He added that at about the same time unknown perpetrators, having broken a window, threw several Molotov cocktails into the building of the Russian Investigative Committee’s (SK) department for the Trans-Baikal Krai, located in the centre of Chita.
“Police officers who were guarding the building localised and extinguished the fire. A utility room got minor damage,” said Yegor Markov, the press secretary of the regional SK department.
Investigators and police are trying to track down the suspects and establish the crime motives. Steps are being taken to apprehend the criminals.