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2 Dead on Ukraine Base

KIEV — Ukrainian soldiers shot dead one man and detained another who were trying to steal weapons from a military base in Kharkiv, police said Thursday.

A soldier defending the base was killed and two others were hurt after the two brothers, wearing masks and camouflage, attacked with knives, police said.

The slain soldier was a conscript and due to be discharged from the army in two weeks, a prosecutor said.

One attacker had served in a special forces unit in Russia.

(Reuters)

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