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Soldiers Stabbed in Armenia

Two border guards serving at a Russian military base in the Armenian town of Gyumri were found stabbed to death in the base’s recreation room on Saturday, reported Monday, citing local police.

Russia’s Investigative Committee is looking into the deaths of Armen Zakharyan, 27, and Artur Yenokyan, 39, both Russian contract soldiers, the report said.


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