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Pyatigorsk car blast kills three policemen - source

December 27, 2013, 20:46 UTC+3 PYATIGORSK
The car explosion occurred at about 20:00 Moscow time in Cherkesskoye Highway
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PYATIGORSK, December 27, 20:42 /ITAR-TASS/. Three policemen were killed in a car blast in the city of Pyatigorsk in Russia’s southern Stavropol Territory, a spurce in the local law enforcement agencies told Itar-Tass on Friday, adding that it was preliminary information.

The car explosion occurred at about 20:00 Moscow time in Cherkesskoye Highway. “Three people - the driver and two passengers, presumably police officers, died. The blast damaged for more cars and broke windows in a nearby caf,” the source said.

The police are taking measures to prevent further illegal actions and to establish the causes of a car blast that killed several persons in the city of Pyatigorsk, the press service of the territorial police department told Itar-Tass on Friday.

The police have cordoned off the site and evacuated people from a potentially hazardous area.

A special team of investigators has been set up to probe into the incident.

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