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Officer Rams Soldiers

Two conscripts were killed and a third was hospitalized in Bashkortostan after their senior officer rammed them with his car on the roadside early Wednesday, news reports said.

The 27-year-old officer, whose name was withheld, drove his own Mitsubishi car over Radik Ishavletov, 19, and Pavel Gorin, 20, as well as the unidentified third conscript who survived the incident, said.

It was unclear why the soldiers were on the road at night, a spokesman for the local branch of the Investigative Committee said, adding that they might have been exercising with their unit or gone AWOL, RIA-Novosti reported.


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