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Two dead, two injured in explosion in Kurgan magistrates court

November 01, 2013, 14:23 UTC+3

One of victims was a bailiff for the court

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Photo Andrew Vagin

Photo Andrew Vagin

YEKATERINBURG, November 1 (Itar-Tass) - One of the victims who were killed in the bombing was a bailiff for the court, a source from the judicial system told Itar-Tass. He said: “The bomb exploded near an entrance to a separate building house two magistrates’ courts. A bailiff, on duty at the entrance, died – no other employees or judges were hurt.” The source added that “given that the explosion happened at the entrance, it seems that the bailiff did everything he could to prevent the worst case scenario.”

Senior assistant to the head of the media department of the local administration of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Olesya Dergunova previously said that two people died and two more were injured in the explosion.

Investigators do not rule out that it was a terrorist attack, a spokesperson for the Russian Investigative Committee’s regional department told Itar-Tass.

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