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Two killed, two wounded in attack on ambulance station in Crimea’s Simferopol

September 26, 2015, 19:03 UTC+3
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SIMFEROPOL, September 26. /TASS/. Four people received gunshot wounds, mortal for two of them, when an unidentified man opened fire at an ambulance station in Crimea’s capital of Simferopol on Saturday, Russian Interior Ministry’s press service told TASS.

"As of now, reports are coming about four injured people, with two women out of them. A paramedic and a nurse died. A search operation is under way in the republic and the police have been put on high alert after the deadly attack," the press centre said.

"Today at 16.00 Moscow time [13.00 GMT] an unidentified man entered the territory of a first-aid station in Simferopol and opened fire on a medical vehicle," the Russian Interior Ministry said. "A doctor and two paramedics were in the ambulance."

Earlier, the peninsula’s Prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya told TASS that two people were killed in the attack on the ambulance station.

"One person died in an attack on an ambulance station and a woman died later in hospital," Poklonskaya said. "Several people were injured."

A search operation is under way in the city, she added.

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