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Gunmen shooting police in Moscow come from ex-Soviet republics

December 13, 2013, 11:28 UTC+3 (Adds details) ¶ MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, December 13. /ITAR-TASS/. The bandits, who were shooting the police in Moscow, come from the former Soviet republics, Moscow’s police reports.

Two policemen were wounded in an exchange of fire with armed robbers attempting to rob an apartment in central Moscow late on Thursday, the press service of Moscow police told Itar-Tass.

One of the robbers was killed and three were detained in their attempt to rob an apartment at 25, Komsomolsky Prospect in central Moscow at about 11 pm. Neighbors alarmed by suspicious noise called the police, but the arriving policemen came under fire. One of the attackers was killed and three were detained, two of them were wounded.

“The criminal group, which started the exchange of fire with the police, united nationals from Georgia, Tajikistan, Armenia and a resident of the Moscow region. During the exchange of fire, the man who comes from Armenia, was shot dead,” the police said.

During the detention of the criminals two police were wounded. One of them — in the hip, the other — in the arm and chest.

The investigation is underway.

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